|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1920|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 2010|
Dorothy Harrison Kent Mansur, 90, passed away on October 6, 2010 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born on August 27, 1920 to Carl and Maude Fisher Harrison in England, Arkansas. She was the third of 5 children, Helene, Vernon, Carl Jr., and Patricia. The family relocated to Oklahoma City. Her father, Carl Sr., along with brothers, Carl Jr. and Vernon, owned and operated Quality Packing Company and 3-H Ranch, raising cattle and managing their feedlot operations, processing beef and pork products distributed in the central Oklahoma area. Her mother, Maude, was a nurse. Dottie graduated from Classen High School in 1939; she then attended Oklahoma City University pursuing studies in Interior Design and Decorating. In 1943, Dottie married Myron Kent, and they established a successful furniture interior design business. Dottie completed her degree at OCU in 1945. She later attended and completed courses in interior design and decorating from the Chicago School of Interior Design and graduated in 1963. Dottie and Myron went on to open several successful TV sales and repair stores and were pioneers in the OKC area in the early years of television. They then moved to Dallas, and Dottie worked for the prestigious Adele Hunt's furniture and studio operation in Snider Plaza as a design consultant and decorator. Dottie traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, China, Japan, Korea, and the Caribbean to procure items for the furniture store and her clients. They sold to decorators and stores in the SW region of the US. In 1979, her husband, Myron, passed away. Close friend and business associate, George Mansur, Hobbs, New Mexico, maintained contact with Dottie for several years and convinced Dottie to become his bride. They were married in 1983. George was an important civic leader in Hobbs. He was a founder of the Moncor Bank, formed from the acquisition of the First National Bank of Hobbs, of which he was a director for many years. He was well known in the Hobbs area, and a supporter of many charitable organizations in the community. Tragically, George died less than a year after their marriage. Years late, Dottie returned to the OKC area to be with family. Dottie lived life passionately. She was inquisitive, fiercely independent, and stayed current on political events and trends. She enjoyed helping friends and associates with interior decorating projects. Having no children of her own, she delighted in maintaining close ties with her nieces, nephews and relatives. She enjoyed visiting relatives in Texas and occasional trips to Lake Texoma. Dottie was a devotee of ballroom dancing with the Marcias Dance club, attending events and lessons regularly as part of her health regimen. She was active in Hospitality Club, India Temple Shrine Widows Club, Shrine Duplicate Bridge Club, Criterion Book Club, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Dottie was a member of Chapel Hill Methodist Church and very much enjoyed her Sunday School Class. She is survived by her youngest sister, Patricia, and her three children: Nick Archiniaco, and his wife, Jenny, and two children, Anthony and Rosie; Kathy Gibson, and her husband, Harold, and her two children, Cody and Gary; Carl Archiniaco, and his wife, Cynthia, and their son, John; nephew, Don Harrison, and his wife, Sue, and their children, Christy and Chuck; two stepchildren: Dr. George Phillip Mansur, and Jo Ann Elliott. Funeral service will be held at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Home Chapel, 6600 Broadway Extension, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, on Monday, October 11, 2010, at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dottie's name to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
Published in The Oklahoman on October 10, 2010
Rose Hill Burial Park
Created by: Donna Lee Wall
Record added: Oct 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60006682