|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1914|
|Death: ||Jul. 19, 2008|
Dorothy Adelaide Childers Andres
Sept. 8, 1914 - July 19, 2008
Dorothy Adelaide Childers Andres, 93, passed away peacefully in Midland, Texas, on July 19,2008. Graveside services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Restever Memorial Park, 5103 N. Texas Ave., Bryan, Texas 77803. The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Sunday, July 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Dorothy (Doppy, Dottie, Mrs. A., Aunt Dorothy, and most adoringly, Mom and Momo) was born September 8, 1914, at Childers Ranch in Falls County, Texas to Leila Mae Montgomery Childers and Daniel Webb Childers. She was raised on the ranch, attended Temple and Waco schools, and graduated from Waco High School in 1931.
Dorothy graduated from Baylor University in 1936 with a teaching degree in English and a Business minor. She was a member of the Urbanites social club. While studying at Baylor, Dorothy met and fell in love with the love of her life, Dwight William Andres. Upon graduation from Baylor she taught school briefly in Barkley and Rosebud, Texas. Dwight and Dorothy eloped to Texarkana, Texas on December 24, 1936, while traveling by train to Hope, Ark. for a Christmas visit with her future in-laws.
Dwight and Dorothy celebrated 63 cherished years of marriage together until Dwight's death in November of 2000.
While supporting her husband through medical school, Dorothy was the assistant credit manager of M.M. Cohn Co. in Little Rock, Ark. and secretary to the Ark. State Bank Commissioner.
In 1940, they moved to Bryan-College Station, Texas, where they lived for 47 years. Dorothy was a member of William Scott Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and Robert Henry Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, in Bryan-College Station. She was a member of Col. Theunis Dey Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution in Midland and received her twenty-five year membership award from Aaron Estes Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in Midland. She was a life member of the Bryan Woman's Club, life member of the Brazos-Robertson Counties Medical Auxiliary, and President of the Bluebonnet Girl Scout Council.
She helped organize the Bryan Junior League and was an active volunteer for such organizations as Brazos County Crippled Children, Bryan Public Schools PT A, and the first chairman of the Brazos County Easter Seal Drive for the March of Dimes. Dorothy was a faithful member and fourth grade Sunday school teacher at First United Methodist Church in Bryan, where she was charter member and past president of the Neighborly Sunday school class.
In 1987, Dorothy moved to Midland with her husband to be closer to their only daughter, her husband, and two adored grandchildren. They joined Saint Luke's United Methodist Church, where Dorothy was a member of the United Methodist Women.
A staunch believer that "idle hands are the devil's workshop," Dorothy always had a game of solitaire on the table, a crossword puzzle at her fingertips, a canvas of needlepoint to finish, a sewing project, a letter to mail, or a book in her hands. Her most favorite pastime, however, was catching all the fish in Laguna Madre and the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of South Padre Island in the 60s.
Most recently, Dorothy amused her family by her "famous quotes" and discussions of current events. She and the "girls" at Polo Park kept a bridge game going as often as they could. When there wasn't a foursome available, she played spider solitaire and kept up with e-mails at her computer.
Dorothy lived at Polo Park Estates for 10 years and leaves behind her many loyal friends, including trusted bridge partners Cathy, Charlotte, Cokie and Jenna. Dorothy and her family are most grateful to her faithful and devoted caregivers, April Neatherlin, Ann Davis, JoAnn Weatherspoon, Syritta Evans, Jeanette Eads, Carol Welsh, Patty Flud, hospice nurse Jason Hudson, and all of the staff at Hospice.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Leila and Daniel Webb Childers; son, James William Andres; and husband Dwight William Andres.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Terry Fields; grandchildren, Tyler and Allison Fields; sister-in-law, Sulie Andres; and grown children, Hoyt and David Andres, Suzanne Capo, and their loving families.
Memorials may be directed to St. Luke's United Methodist Church Foundation, 3011 W. Kansas, Midland, Texas 79701; First United Methodist Church, 506 E. 28th, Bryan, TX 77803; Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702 or to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Hwy., Midland, TX 79701. To place online condolences visit www.mem.com.
Published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle.
Daniel Webb Childers (1884 - 1955)
Leila Montgomery Childers (1883 - 1964)
Dwight W. Andres (1911 - 2000)
James William Andres (1942 - 1990)*
Rest-Ever Memorial Park
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Originally Created by: Elizabeth
Record added: Jun 29, 2011
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