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Fort Worth memorial service to honor Schenecker children

TAMPA — A funeral service for Calyx and Beau Schenecker will be held Tuesday in Fort Worth, Texas, the third service honoring the two Tampa teenagers police say were shot to death Jan. 28 by their mother.

The service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Chapel Bible Church, 3740 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth, a family spokeswoman said.

An obituary is scheduled to appear this week in newspapers in the Fort Worth area, where the Scheneckers have family.

"Calyx was recognized as a model student, a published artist, a truly devoted friend and a tenacious athlete, excelling in both Cross Country and Track," the obituary reads. "Bound for the stars, Calyx's intense desire to learn and her wonderment at all life had to offer was energizing and uplifting."

The obituary also notes Beau's likability, as evidenced by the friends he made throughout the world in his family's travels.

"His amazing intuition, empathy for others and sense of humor made him stand head and shoulders above the rest. If you had Beau as a friend, you needed no others."

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, 550 N Reo St., Suite 301, Tampa, FL 33609 or (813) 282-1975.

Julie Schenecker, 50, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the teens' deaths. Their father, Army Col. Parker Schenecker, has participated in two memorial services for his children, one at a Temple Terrace church and another at MacDill Air Force Base.

Fort Worth memorial service to honor Schenecker children 02/06/11 [Last modified: Sunday, February 6, 2011 10:45pm]
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