Brea Ann Artrip
May 5, 1978 – July 2, 2018
Brea Ann Hensley Artrip was born to Christy Moore and Graham Rux Hensley on May 5, 1978. She grew up in Lubbock and North Richland Hills. Brea has a caring and loving heart. She was intelligent, quick witted and enjoyed reading. She loved her family and friends dearly and loved to laugh with them. Her nickname was “Breezy Brea.”
She married Viviana Castro in January 2018, after they had been together for 7 years. However, the true loves of her life are her sons, Bryce and Brody.
As a founding Member of the Family Fantasy Football League, Brea loved all sports, but especially the Dallas Cowboys! She would joke that she was going to marry Tony Romo one day and was his #1 fan. She loved to watch the Cowboys games on Sunday with family all around her.
She loved being at her mom’s house, eating home cooked meals like meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and blackeyed peas. Brea liked to listen to the New Kids on the Block and Justin Timberlake – She saw him in concert and had the thrill of her life!
Brea graduated from Richland High school and was a crew scheduler/supervisor for American Airlines for 16 years.
Brea is preceded in death by her father, Graham Rux Hensley and uncles; Dennis Williamson and Barry Williamson.
She is survived by her wife, Viviana Castro; sons, Bryce Artrip and Brody Artrip; parents, Christy Moore and Bryan Matticks; brother, Bryan Sollid and his wife Rachel, Brad Moore; nieces and nephews, Lilly Sollid, Declan Sollid, Christian Moore and Logan Moore; Grandparents, Vada and Chris White; uncle Jerry Williamson and his wife, Kellie, Kari Williamson, and Jill Williamson; cousins, Rachel Williamson, Jude Williamson, Chelsea Williamson, Leslie Horton and her husband Jerrod, Dexter Horton, Jacob Williamson, Allec Williamson, Brant Wiliamson, Lexie Sheets and her husband Joey; Fathers of the Heart, Dave Sollid and Ron Moore and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
- Memorial Service Thursday, July 5, 2018
Brea Ann Artrip
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July 14, 2018
My sweet daughter
I know you are watching us go through the motions of trying to just take 1 minute at a time to process this overwhelming grief. You know our endless love for you
I am so thankful that we had our vacation all together in Denver. I will never get over my loss of you and I don’t feel whole anymore but raising these boys will help me survive. This is where they need to be. No one could them as much as GiGi does
I love you
July 5, 2018
July 4, 2018
I came into your life a bit on the later side,but it was beyond a pleasure to have you in my life and to be married to your wonderful mother.You babe are one that the good Lord could not wait to have up in heaven.You gave it one hell of a fight and because of that I will never forget how hard you tried not to leave us,but our great wonderful Lord had other plans for you.Thanks for giving us one last week Lord to share and to see what a real fighter of life is,it was wonderful to have you in my life for the short time I did but the impact will be everlasting,Lord you have a wonderful women up there with you,love you always sweetheart.
July 4, 2018
There were so many awesome memories... So hard to pick one so instead I will just say what I've always know but what has become so incredibly clear especially in the last few days...
Brea had an amazing ability to bring people whose paths would never cross together and make them friends. Every life she touched she made better with laughter and sunshine. And I have yet to meet someone who didn't have a funny story to share about Brea. That's just the way Brea was; she loved life and enjoyed every minute she could.
As we all deal with Brea not being with us here on Earth, she brought us all together and I believe that is so we can all help each other through now. I don't think she'd want it any other way.
July 3, 2018
Sweetheart, there are too many memories to just share one. Seeing you grow from a girl to a teenager in junior high. Comforting you through all the little things young girls fret about in those years. Giving you your Mom's flowers on Valentine's Day because you were sad you didn't have a boyfriend. Teaching you to drive was fun and scary at times. Especially when you almost ran into the front of the house. I had to pull shrubs out of the front grill. Watching you work so so hard to make drill team, how nervous and scared you were, and how overjoyed you were when you made it.
Your first car, 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible. It was hard to drive but you sure got a lot of attention at school. Graduating high school. Moving to Lubbock to go to Tech. Coming home and getting a job. The birth of your children. And finally seeing you fight cancer with all you had until your last breath. Brea, it was my honor to get to call you my daughter. To share almost 30 years of your far too shortened life. Your beautiful soul made me laugh, cry, and was an inspiration to us all. The impact a person makes in their life and on this world can be seen by the number of people who come to say goodbye. I hope you are looking down this Thursday at noon, and are proud at the number of people who came for you. Love you and miss you. Ron