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 Dorothy E. <I>Saunders</I> Clay

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Dorothy E. Saunders Clay

  • Birth 26 Sep 1932
  • Death 21 Nov 2006
  • Burial Whitt, Parker County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 16755567

Dorothy E. Clay, 74, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Whitt Cemetery, Parker County, Tx. Arrangements by Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home and Crematory, Fort Worth, Texas.

Dorothy was born in Jacksboro, Texas, to the late Ralph Livingston Saunders and Clara Dempsy (Tabor) Saunders. After graduating from high school, Dorothy attended business school in north Fort Worth where she met her husband, Billy J. Clay. They were married on Feb. 18, 1951, in the Saunders family home in Weatherford. Dorothy was a professional portrait and pet photographer who specialized in hand tinting sepia with oils. She worked for many Fort Worth studios including Monnig's Dept. Store and the Pink Poodle on Bluebonnet Circle. Late nights the family found her at the kitchen table with her oils, tinting photographs. She is remembered for having a special gift with crying babies, cranky teenagers, and snappy poodles!

She also loved to garage sale with her husband, Billy, and they owned twelve booths at the Crowley Collectibles for many years. She was a voracious reader and crafter and curious to her core. She loved Christmas Eve most of all, inventing a magical home with decorations and treasured gifts. She always said, "the perfect gift is a gift for your heart, a gift for your mind, and a gift for your stomach". She is dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her son, Billy Ralph Clay; and sisters, Barbara Wilson and Aileen St. Clair.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Billy J. Clay; daughters, Donna Hagan and her husband, Michael, of Waco, and Debra Strandberg and her husband, George, of Weatherford; grandchildren, Paul Hagan and Brittany Hagan; and sister, Linda Molina, of Georgia.

Waco Tribune-Herald: 11/23/2006...TT


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  • Created by: Ruth M. Brown
  • Added: 23 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16755567
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy E. Saunders Clay (26 Sep 1932–21 Nov 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16755567, citing Whitt Cemetery, Whitt, Parker County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Ruth M. Brown (contributor 46796546) .