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Havanis, Tina A.

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July 10, 1956 - March 31, 2016

Havanis, Tina A.

Tina A. Havanis was born in Dallas, TX on July 10, 1956 and passed away on March 31, 2016.

She was preceded in death by her father, L. George Havanis and her beloved cat, Maxie. Tina worked as a paralegal at several law firms in Dallas, ending with Bickel & Brewer.

She was loving, loyal, compassionate and big hearted; also a big animal lover. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Tina is survived by her mother, Peggy L. Havanis; sister, Denise Benner and husband, Dan; niece, Jennings M. Benner and sister; M. Jo Hardy and husband, Harmon.

The family would like to thank Dr. R. Kerr at Medical City Hospital and his staff for 16 years of treatment, care, and compassion. Also, thanks to Blue Bonnet Hospice for her end of life care and support.

Per Tina’s wishes, she will be cremated and no memorial service or graveside will take place.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
214-306-6700

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Barry Maxwell

February 22, 2019 3:07AM

Tina was the sweetest of girls to which my 1st crush and romance as a young man at Foster elementary bore out. she was always kind and a true friend!


Roger Monico

May 27, 2018 11:38PM

My first true love at Foster elementary ... I never stopped loving her and know she will waiting on me on the other side of life. My condolences to the family. I find peace in knowing she is no longer suffering and that I know she will be waiting on me at heavens gate when my time comes.


Mark Letot

January 05, 2017 10:04PM

Devastating news. A beautiful girl, always smiling. Good memories from days gone by in the neighborhood and school. God rest her soul.


JoAnn Terrill

April 19, 2016 5:02AM

I met Tina many years ago with her beautiful sister M Jo Hardy, .. I will always remember Tina for her remarkable spirit to live and her amazing bravery as she faced all the many challenges this terrible illness encompasses these past years.. .. You can take comfort in how you MJH, HH and Peggy cared for her so long and lovingly. No one could have done more or better .. Please accept my warmest sympathy and know that it is a blessing she no longer suffers..I hope your good memories will help ease the pain of your loss.. My love and thoughts are with you ..


Raelene Norris

April 11, 2016 10:53AM

I met Tina at Bickel & Brewer many years ago. She was a wonderful friend. I have always been amazed by her bravery. She was one in a million. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing and may God hold her loved ones in the palm of His hand and comfort them.


Ross Paulson

April 10, 2016 12:25PM

My thoughts are with you all and know Tina will always be held lovingly in your heart.


Dale (Worsham) Isom

April 07, 2016 12:06PM

The Havanis sisters are a family of beautiful women--knowing you all since grade school,I have seen you all grow into beautiful mature women. Tina was always a cutie and she had a fighting spirit for life. My condolences to the family-Tina will be missed but her spirit lives on and her star shines brightly up in the heavens


Prissy Alaniz Skinner

April 06, 2016 10:38PM

Denise,Jo and Penny I am so sorry for your loss. I remember growing up Tina and all you girls were so beautiful and nice. I was in aww of all of you. I am so sad to hear of her passing. It's going to be hard to tell my mom. She loved you girls like you were here own. Praying for all of you. My God bless you and help you cope with your loss. Love you all, Prissy.


Laurie a Briscoe bucher

April 06, 2016 7:48PM

Iam so sorry for your loss I loved Tina she and I were BFF all thru foster and Cary . My prayers and hugs to all of
The family . Much aloha Laurie a.
Briscoe bucher