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.


August 2021

What a terrific feeling it is to greet and hug my widowed friends again. I for one have missed it. I personally am feeling safe, but I understand if you are not. That is a personal decision that only you can make for yourself.

The WPS fund raiser Arlington Elks Lodge dance was enjoyed by all. It was a deal for $10 and another $6 to eat. There were 85 who came out to dance and listen to good music. To the dancers in the area, thank you for supporting WPS and dancing with the single ladies. They appreciated it. Thank you also to Debbie Smith and Eula Plummer for coordinating the dance.

There were 39 of us at the WPS General Meeting at El Fenix Mexican Restaurant in Burleson. We got to visit with many we don’t always get to see. Thank you WPS members for traveling and especially thank you, Phyllis Weisheit, for the hard work you do that appears effortless. New events are starting each month, so, look at page 5, Schedule of Events. I hope we can have bowling again, so if you would like to be a part of making that happen, call the office. Bowling is fun and good exercise. We will be starting Games in September. Details will be in the September newsletter.

Welcome new members. Are you needing something worthwhile to do? Volunteer with WPS. We are needing office help for four hours once a week. Please call the office if you would be willing to volunteer.

The Raffle tickets keep coming in. Thank you for your patience and sending in your tickets even though some of you originally got back the pre-addressed envelope with a “No Such Address” label. This was a post office error. The address was correct on the envelope. Remember you can BOGO dinner free with your ticket. Dinner, not lunch, though.

Don’t forget to wear your WPS badges at all WPS sponsored events. If you need a WPS badge, ask your meal host volunteer, and they will get one made for you.

Your donations and memorials continue to keep us afloat. North Texas Giving Day, an 18-hr online giving event, is Sept 23rd this year (northtexasgivingday.org), so if this is something you can support, keep Widowed Persons Service of Tarrant County on your list.


WPS is a Grief Support program for widowed persons of all ages. WPS’ purpose for 42 years has been to aid bereaved men and women of all ages regardless of race, creed, and/or economic status to adjust more effectively to the loss of a spouse through death and to build a new life.


Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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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