Mary Louise Airheart

December 2, 1922October 6, 2012

ARLINGTON -- Mary Louise Wilson Airheart, 89, was received into the arms of her savior Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, 2020 S. Collins St., Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Jackson Wilson and Effie Drew Tores; her husband, James "Jim" Airheart Sr.; and her sister, Lorene Blount. Louise married Jim Airheart, a Navy pilot, in 1941. They settled in Arlington in 1961 just before his retirement from the Navy. She was an active member of Church of the Good Shepherd over 45 years. She was a charter member of United Methodist Women at Good Shepherd and was an officer in the UMW district. She was a charter member of the Arlington League of Women Voters and belonged to Arlington Storytellers and H.O.P.E tutoring. She worked for Arlington Youth Services. She was director of CONTACT help line. She was responsible for Dial-a-Prayer coming to the Fort Worth-Arlington area. She belonged to Carter Junior High PTA for three years and was president one year. She was a Cub Scout leader and an Arlington School substitute teacher. But most of all, she was a best friend to everyone she met. Survivors: She was a great mother to Penny Fox and husband, Dan, John Airheart and wife, Lori, James "Jimbo" Airheart Jr. and wife, Betty, and Richard Airheart. She was a wonderful grandmother to Scott Carlisle, Jana Marshall, Steve Pitcock, Donna Shackelford, Christy Martinez, Steven Airheart and Michael Airheart. She loved her great-grandchildren, Ryan Marshall, Riley Marshall, Mason Marshall, Shannon Airheart, Megan Airheart, Derik Airheart and Gabriel Martinez. She was Aunt "Pinkie" to Beverly Trent and husband, David, and her daughters, April and Donna, and Fred Wayne Blount and his daughter, Lisa.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mary Louise Airheart

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Liz, Carroll & Becky Butler

October 17, 2012

Good Shepherd Methodist lost one of their finest...Louise was a wonderful person...we are sending many thoughts,love and prayers to each of you!

Fay Davis

October 11, 2012

There is another star in Heaven and Louise will shine for us all. Only someone that has had such great impact can leave such a large hole in so many people's hearts. Louise, you will be greatly missed and highly praised.

Nancy Reed-Stansbury

October 10, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I loved and admired Louise so much. She was a great friend and an inspiration. Louise was the greatest example of loving and giving. She will be missed. May her memory always be a blessing.

Galyn Goss

October 10, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was a great lady and will be missed dearly. I know tears of sorrow flow freely now, but she is with her Lord and Savior and will be waiting for everyone to join her one day. God Bless you all and may peace find you during this difficult time

Melanie Boggs-Null

October 10, 2012

I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Louise was one of the greatest people I have every known. She did so much for me and my family. My thoughts and prayers will remain with your family.

Gayla & Charlie Milam

October 9, 2012

Our prayers are with the family of this wonderful lady - RIP sweet Mary

Georgia Park

October 9, 2012

Dear Penny and Family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. It is hard losing a Mother. You told me many good stories about your Mother over the years I worked with you. I feel as if I knew her. God bless you and your family. You will be with your Mother again one day in heaven.

Joe Martinez Jr.

October 9, 2012

Grandma thank you so much for accepting me as one of the family...thank you for the time, talks, birthday cards, Christmas cards and over all holiday memories...Thank you for accepting me for just as I am without judgement...but most of all thank you for being a Grandmother to me...I as someone who really has not had one fully in my life...tears of sorrow for your passing, but thoughts of joy as you stand in the Glory of the Lord...I cannot say this enough...Thank you.

Phyllis Baddorf

October 9, 2012

Good night dear friend. You will be very missed.

Linda Shrider

October 9, 2012

My heart goes out to everyone that knew Louise as well as the Airheart family. We'll never know anyone like her again. She called it like it was, spoke her mind, kept us straight and loved with unconditional love..Our lives will never be the same. You'll be missed. I love you Louise..