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Eugenia Gena Templer

February 20, 1931 — February 1, 2024

Eugenia (Gena) Cook Templer, aka “Mom’ and “Mimi” went to be with our heavenly Father on February 1st, 2024. She was born February 20th, 1931, to Fred Kirby Cook and wife, Doris Jewel Cook, in Crystal City, Texas; where she also grew up. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Leo Glenn Templer; one grandson, Jordan B. Embrey, and her older brother and sister, Roland Cook (Mary) and Maureen Becak (William).
In life, she was most proud of her four children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and their accomplishments. She was a devoted Christian and her love for the Lord was her guiding strength through life. In her younger years Gena excelled in sports and was a drum majorette for her high school band. She enjoyed taking family trips with her husband and children when they were younger, and later one of her favorite trips was a cruise that was a gift to her and Leo for their 50th wedding anniversary from their children.
As our “beloved Mimi” she cherished all family gatherings and hearing the stories and laughter that ensued. We, in turn, felt very blessed to have such a loving matriarch who was our encourager, cheerleader, and confidant. She was a “safe place” where we could share our concerns and get a wise answer. She also became a “surrogate” mother to so many of our friends.
Mom was not fond of the spotlight, but humbly and quietly served others. She was selfless to a fault and modeled love, a moral compass, responsibility, the rewards of hard work, generosity, and of course, kindness and compassion to all. She was a stickler for a clean home and we often joked that we could “eat off of her floors”!
Mom was a voracious reader and savored a well written mystery, especially with a good cup of coffee. Other interests over the years included genealogy, travel, gardening, and tennis. Attending the “grands” programs, games, plays, and award presentations brought her infinite pleasure and pride.
Gena is survived by her children, Rodney Glenn Templer and wife Pat of Fort Worth, Andrea Page and husband Larry of N. Richland Hills, Jeanne Montgomery and husband Kenneth of Keller, and Stephanie Womack and husband John of Keller; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and one sister, Barbara Bradshaw and husband Leonard of Mansfield, and numerous nieces and nephews. She leaves behind many other family members and friends who will miss her greatly.
A visitation service will be held at 2p.m. Sunday, February 11th, at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst, Texas. Her burial will follow with a private graveside attended by her children at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, where she will be reunited with her husband for her final resting place. Any memorial contributions can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project or Texas Baptist Men.
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Sunday, February 11, 2024

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Monday, February 12, 2024

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Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery

2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211

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