In recent months or days you have been placed in a period of time in your life that caused you grief and sorrow in the loss of someone you loved.
The members of the Widowed Persons Service of Tarrant County extend a hand to you and welcome you into our lives.

You are welcome to view the pages of this web site. We extend an invitation to join in our activities. We believe you will find comfort in the knowledge that everyone you meet in the coming months and years through our activities has experienced the same cloudy days but you can be reassured there are sunny days ahead.

After viewing these pages ask the office to send you one of our monthly newsletters. You will be glad you



Once again, we welcome you to review our web site, become a member and get involved. There are no fees or dues.


February 2022

It’s February already, and the new year is well underway. Winter has also made an appearance (sort of), but wildly varying temperatures means that it’s winter in Texas. Let’s just hope that we just don’t get another “Valentine’s Day surprise present” like the one we got last year.

We are fortunate this month to have additional lunches and dinners around the area, specifically in Burleson, Mansfield and Northeast. We have two new hosts (Ann Barnes and Linda Turner) and one returning host (Arlyne Clements). If you live in or near any of these areas, please consider supporting these
events and make some new WPS friends or say hello to some friends you already know. Also, if you would consider hosting an additional breakfast/lunch/dinner in any area, please contact Diane Bowman (817-996-2337) and let her know. We would particularly like to expand our events into some local areas that have
become underserved over time, such as the northwest Ft Worth area.


Our January dance at the Arlington Elks Lodge saw marginal attendance, but those that did attend had a good time. I have to believe this was in large part due to the on-going effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically the Omicron variant concerns. Our primary concern is always the health and safety of our members and is always at the forefront in our planning, pandemic or not, but especially now. Only you as an individual can determine whether you feel comfortable enough to venture out and attend WPS events, but we would encourage you as the pandemic (hopefully) wanes in the coming months to return. Our program
planners work hard to make these events possible, so please support our events if you can.


It’s hard to believe that we have been dealing with COVID-19for over two years now. The pandemic has taken an enormous negative toll on all of us in one way or another, but has anything positive emerged from the mess? Not much, obviously, but if nothing else, maybe it has at least given us all not only an opportunity
to learn (or relearn) the Greek alphabet but also to develop a better appreciation for a future world in which we can go about our everyday lives without the constant threat of contracting a deadly disease.

Mike Grissom, President


WPS of Tarrant County is a Grief Support Program for widowed persons of all ages. WPS of Tarrant County is a Tax Exempt Not-For-Profit organization funded by memorials, gifts and donations.


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