In Memory of Christi Stanley
September 8, 1954 - January 21, 2013
Christi Stanley, devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, daughter, and
friend, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 21, 2013.
She was born on September 8, 1954, in Fort Worth, where she grew up and
lived her entire life.
Christi married the love of her life Jim Stanley, on February 14, 1987,
after a long and loving courtship. Since 1979, Christi and Jim ran their
law office together. Christi touched countless lives along her journey
through her work at the office, volunteering, and loving anyone who came
across her path. She raised funds and awareness for illnesses that touched
those in her life, twice walking the Avon 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk and
three times supporting her daughter through the MS 150 Bike Ride for multiple
sclerosis. More than anything Christi selflessly loved her husband Jim,
her children, and grandchildren.
Christi was a person of many talents, including restoration of historic
properties and home and garden design and decorating. She planned and
directed the two-year restoration, preservation, and saving of the historic
Walker Reeves’ home. She received awards and acclamations from the
Fairmont Association, the Greater Fort Worth Board of Realtors, Inc.,
and the National Historic Registry. Christi also renovated, restored and
saved the Gosho Industries property, also known as the Japanese Cotton
Embassy. Christi donated the use of the properties on occasion for weddings,
historical tours, and charitable events.
Christi was the driving force behind of the Law Office of James M. Stanley
and served in the position of Office Manager, in which she directed a
large staff of attorneys, paralegals and office staff for over thirty years.
Christi was an avid University of Alabama football fan, having the pleasure
of personally attending and watching Alabama win three National Championships.
Christi also loved the Dallas Mavericks and was fortunate enough to see
them win the NBA Championship. Christi loved to travel with her husband
Jim on trans-oceanic cruises on the Queen Mary II and Queen Victoria.
During her illness, Christi was an exemplar for her courage, strength,
determination, optimism and unwavering faith in God as she faced great
pain, struggle, and hardship. She was truly God’s gift to this world
and to all those touched by her. She will be missed greatly by those on
earth and well received by those in heaven.
Christi is preceded in death by her mother Beverly Luker and her grandmother
Christi is survived by her husband James Stanley of Fort Worth; her daughter
Amber Mostyn of Houston, Amber’s husband Steve, and their children
Mitchell & Ava; her son Jason Anderson of Lockhart, his wife Jenn
and children Brennan, Pamela, Paul, Myka, & Brooke; her daughter Mary
Katherine Stanley Guerin of Macon, Georgia, her husband Chase and their
children Penelope & Leo Guerin. Christi is also survived by her father,
Boyd Wren & wife Ruby, her sister Vicki Adams & husband Jerry,
and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 6:00 –
8:00 p.m. at the Thompson’s Harveson and Cole Funeral Home, 702
8th Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas. A funeral mass will be held on Friday,
January 25th at 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2401 College Avenue,
Fort Worth, Texas. A graveside burial service will occur at Greenwood
Cemetery, 3100 White Settlement Road in Fort Worth with a reception to
follow at Bob’s Chop House at the Omni Hotel, 1300 Houston Street,
The family wishes that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the “Leukemia
and Lymphoma Society”
www.lls.org or “Be the Match”
www.Marrow.Org. Condolences may be sent to 2200 Hemphill Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76110
or left on Christi Stanley’s online guestbook at