Dorothy Mae Arriens

June 10, 1925August 6, 2012

Dorothy Mae Arriens, 87, of Bryan, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. Visitation will be Friday, August 10, 2012 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 A.M. Saturday August 11, 2012 at the funeral home with Reverend David Porterfield and Reverend Rick Sitton officiating. Interment will be at Rest-Ever Memorial Park Cemetery in Bryan. Dorothy was born to Mary Wunderlick and Adolph G. Krocker on June 10, 1925 in Waco, Texas. She graduated from Waco High School in 1942 and moved to Bryan in 1948. Not only was she a homemaker, she and her husband Frank were the co-owners and operators of Frank’s Electric Motor Service in Bryan. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Couples Sunday School Class in Bryan for 45 years. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary of VFW Brazos County Post 4692. She loved her family and especially seeing her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Frank J. Arriens, Sr. in 1995; one brother, Robert Krocker; three sisters, Pauline Stevens, Helen Mertz, and Gertrude Dildy; and one grand- son, Joe Frank Coburn. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward L. and Frances Arriens of Bryan and Frank J. Arriens, Jr. and wife Sherry of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Robert W. Coburn of Bryan; Sister, Mary Jo Matthys of Waco; eight grandchildren, Dana Wood and husband Tom, Cristina Forciea and husband Dylan, Cindy Crisp and husband Mark, Crystal Walraven and husband Wes, Jason Arriens, Nathan Arriens, Samantha Arreins, and Elizabeth Arriens; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 506 East 28 th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 11, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2012

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Dana Wood

August 14, 2012

I will greatly miss Grandma! I praise God for her life and the opportunity to get to spend these last several years with her. I praise God that Gabriela and Nathaniel each got to know her. I also thank God the she is no longer suffering and in the loving arms of my Lord.

Marilon Morris

August 12, 2012

To all of Mrs. Dorothy's family,
I am so sorry for the loss of such a lovely woman--and one of my favorite people. My heart goes out to you all, and my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's love comfort you. Love and hugs...

Bonnie Crisp

August 9, 2012

From the few times I got to visit with Nana, I found her to be an exeptionally gracious lady with a charming smile and a very loving heart. Without a doubt, she was truly a blessing to anyone who had the privalege of knowing her. My deepest condolences go out to all her family. You are all in my prayers.

Ronnie Glen, Ruby, & the entire Crisp Family

August 9, 2012

Our sincere condolences.
Proverbs 10:7 "The memory of the righteous will be a blessing,"
We pray that your memories of Nana will give you comfort and make you smile. We pray God give you each peace of mind and heart.

Bev Benn

August 9, 2012

Tina, Dylan and family--We are very sorry for your loss. May God be with you.

Cindy Crisp

August 9, 2012

It's comforting to know that Nana's with Jesus in heaven & we'll see her again when we all go Home.

Linder Jones

August 9, 2012

We are very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a great supporter of KAMU and the community. Please know that we as well as the community will miss her dearly. Please except our condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
KAMU Family.

Lisa Grubbs

August 9, 2012

To Frank, Fran, and their families, I send my deepest condolences. May God and the special memories of a life well lived provide you comfort and strength. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Amy Forciea

August 8, 2012

Ed and Fran, Pat and I are so thankful that we had the pleasure of meeting Dorothy. She was a truly nice lady. Our condolences.