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.


December 2021

This has indeed been a surreal but encouraging year. In January of this year, we felt as though we were still in a tunnel filled with darkness. We were struck with the sadness of the passing of many friends and family, including our beloved friend and President, Clarence Briggs, in May of this year. We continue to miss his absence in our lives and his precious hugs.

We began to see light and hope in that tunnel through your kindness, support, and generosity. It has been a difficult year, but it has taught us so much about ourselves and people in the best possible way. It has also taught us to remain steadfast in our commitment to helping one another.


Your support gave us the motivation to execute our mission to provide social activities and continue the Grief Support sessions. We tried to make attendance as safe as we could while still recognizing that attendance was and is a personal choice.


Recently, we have seen an increase in the number of members attending activities, and it has been wonderful to get those hugs again.


It has been my privilege to serve as your President to complete 2021, and I am looking forward to focusing only on the Outreach Program and Grief Support sessions next year.


“Thank you” my fellow volunteers for your dedication and support in developing and executing the WPS activities that have been available this year. Our Newsletter Team made sure your Newsletter went out on time. Our Ways & Means Chairman made sure all the details were done for the Raffle, and our
Program Chairman provided us with the General Meetings and the wonderful Christmas Banquet where we could celebrate the Holidays with the friends we choose as our WPS Family. It involved a lot of hard work, but you made it happen.


From Emily Dickenson: “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I will not live in vain. If I can ease one life the aching or cool one pain or help one fainting robin into his nest again, I shall not live in vain.

I resolve to live this way.

I wish you the best Christmas possible, and joy and good health for the new year. Happy December Birthdays. Hugs.

Ruth Turner, 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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