Memorial services for Constance H. Brogdon, 86, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Messiah Baptist Church in Richland Hills.

Always the adventurous spirit, Constance, who chose to be cremated, will be flown to and placed into the Neptune Memorial Reef just off the coast of Miami. “Life after Life.”

Ms. Brogdon died Aug. 14, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Fort Worth.

Born and raised in England during World War II, she spent many nights in the cellar of her home during air raids. But as a mischievous and curious young girl, she once convinced her sister she could fly like Mary Poppins! With umbrella in hand, her sibling leapt into the air from the roof of their three-story home, landing with a broken leg and undying love for her older sister.

As a young woman in England, she was quite the artist and worked in a pottery shop, hand-painting fine English porcelain.

Ms. Brogdon joined the British Royal Air Force and was stationed throughout England and Germany.

Armed with an adventurous spirit, she left her family behind in the 1960s and set out to begin her life in a new country and voyaged to America aboard the Queen Elizabeth II.

After living in several southern states, she settled down in Lampasas County and had a home there for more than 35 years.

Many locals knew her as “Miss Connie” from her 20 years of employment at the Copperas Cove Wal-Mart.

She collected antiques all of her adult life and had a deep love for animals and home; she never met a stranger and was a generous friend to many.

After years of struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, she passed away peacefully.

Ms. Brogdon was preceded in death by her parents, Helena and Thomas Foster of Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Survivors include a son, James D. Robinson; daughters, Kathryn Slocomb and her husband, Steve, and Marissa Higgins and her husband, James; three granddaughters, Laura, Kathryn and Skyeler; eight grandsons, Ty, Jimmy, Jeramy, James (Trey), Jarrod, Ethan, Chance, Elijah; and several great-grandchildren, all with their respective families.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a small donation be made to help fund a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

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