Dorothy Mae Michael
Dorothy Mae Michael, age 90, of Vernon, Texas,
went to be with the LORD on January 18, in Vernon,
Texas. Born Dorothy Mae Scott, April 25, 1932, to
LeRoy A. (Ad) Scott and Rosie (Rosa Lee) Fennel
Scott, in Hillsboro, Texas. A brave, courageous woman
and loving mother, she faithfully served her LORD,
family, country and community. She served alongside
her military husband in a supportive role, moving to
many states and Canada; then, after living many years
in Oregon, lived in Vernon the last (46) years of her
life. Preceded in death by her parents, siblings Mary
Scott, Louise Kemp, Robert Scott, Lois Condon,
James Scott and son, Bobby Michael. Dorothy is
survived by son Ron Michael (the late Diane), Janet
Roten (Danny), and Tracy Yates (Tom), along with her
precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
When three of her four children were grown, Dorothy went back to school in
Vernon, earning her LVN license at age 45. She excelled in her career and is
fondly remembered for her 30 years of excellence as a nurse.
“Her children arise up and call her blessed”. Proverbs 31:28. Dorothy was a
loving, devoted mom, grandma and Nana.
Proverbs 31:26 “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the
law of kindness”. Dorothy was kind, loving, looking for the good in others, with a
sweet smile for everyone.
Proverbs 31:13 “She works willingly with her hands”. Mom was an expert
seamstress, sewing dresses, daily, for my cousin Earlene, whom she babysat. She
had jobs in Vernon including the pants factory. She made beautiful clothes for her
children and grands and greats. She loved to cook and bake and taught us to set a
beautiful family dinner table and to keep our homes.
She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Vernon, Texas, and
active as her Sunday School class treasurer and Sr. Adult Sunday School Dept.
A visitation was held at Sullivan Funeral Home, Friday, January 20, at 10-11:30
a.m. Her funeral service was at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel, at 2 p.m.,
officiated by her pastor, Brooks Kimmey, followed by a graveside service at
Wilbarger Memorial Park, under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to Disabled American Veterans.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.