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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

306 East Polk Street, Burnet, TX

OBITUARY

Dorothy Riley Creasey

May 7, 1945September 11, 2019
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Dorothy Ellen Riley affectionately known as MiMi was born May 7, 1945, in New Braunfels, Texas, to Homan Windell Riley and Alva Lee Schooley Riley, the fourth of eight children. Dot attended schools in Burnet, Texas where she graduated in the Class of 1963. After high school, Dot attended Mary Hardin-Baylor College in Belton, Texas and The University of Texas at Austin. Dot married Frank Daughtrey Creasey, Sr. and they had one son, Frank Daughtrey Creasey, Jr. Dot was employed at the Burnet Central Appraisal District for 39 years, during which time she achieved her Registered Property Appraiser, RPA Certification. Oh, the experiences she had during those 39 years before her retirement! She learned how to outrun dogs when doing field work and drive through rough country. In earlier years she was a Tupperware dealer where she earned an automobile through her sales work.

Dot had an intense interest in a myriad of people, places, and things. She was totally honest and trustworthy in her interaction with everybody. Her strongest characteristic was how much of herself, time, and resources she expended on helping everybody she knew. The love and dedication she showed to her grandchildren was remarkable. She nurtured them and supported them throughout their lives and involved them in music and historical ventures through the Children of the Republic of Texas.

Dot invested her time and talents in numerous historical organizations, including Burnet County Historical Commission, Burnet County Heritage Society (Fort Croghan), Burnet County Genealogical Society, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Children of the Republic of Texas, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Dot maintained extensive family genealogical records and was active in cemetery restoration and preservation of several cemeteries. She was dedicated to Bethel Cemetery in Burnet County and Navidad Baptist Cemetery in Fayette County, Texas, where her ancestors had helped establish both cemeteries in the 1850s. Dot was also an avid photographer taking photos of whatever fancied her, especially her grandkids.

Dot is survived by her son Frank, Jr. and his Fiancé Sara Parker Lovell, his son Hunter Creasey, and Frank’s two daughters Hayley and Hannah Creasey and Sara’s children Feliz and Joe Parker, as well as Frank Sr’s Son In Law Donald Lege and Frank Sr’s grandchildren Stephanie Suttle and husband Ronnie, Steven Lege, Kris Lege and wife Elda. She counted extended grandchildren as her own. Dot is survived by three brothers, Bobby, Joe D, Jimmy Riley and wife Renita and sisters Milli Riley Williams and Ruth Riley Warwick. She is survived by uncles LaVon Schooley, Bill Balke, Aunt Billie Brizendine, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members that she loved dearly. Dot was predeceased by her husband Frank Creasey Sr, his daughter Yvonne Lege, his granddaughter Melanie Lege, Dot’s parents, two Sisters Joyce Ann Riley and Mary Katherine Riley Crow, and special friend brother-in-law Edgar Lee Crow.

The viewing and visitation service are planned for Sunday, September 15, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Clements-Wilcox. A celebration of Dot’s life is scheduled for Monday, September 16, at 10:00 am at the First Baptist Church, Burnet, Texas. Burial service to follow at Bethel Cemetery, Burnet County, Texas.

Pall Bearers are Bobby Riley, Joe D Riley, Brian Gerhart, Clay Williams, Kevin Riley and Joe Parker. Honorary Pall Bearers are Jimmy Riley, Melvin Riley and Tyler Fath In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Cemetery Association, Burnet County, Texas, and the Navidad Baptist Cemetery Association, Fayette County, Texas.

Condolences may be offered to www.clementswilcoxburnet.com

Arrangements entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet, Texas

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Burial Monday, September 16, 2019

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Tina Garcia

September 13, 2019

My heart is hurting but your smile and memories of you will always bring me joy. I love you with my whole heart Aunt Dot Creasey. I am thankful and blessed to have you for the time I did. As I write this to you, I am sitting at my kids' house folding little clothes and listening to Southern Rock. A Mimi moment for sure! Your impact is alive in me today and always! Forever.💜💜
P.S.: I'm looking forward to a good visit and maybe a concert ot two with you when I get up there!

Sandy Hall

September 13, 2019

So sorry to hear about Dot's passing. She was such a joy to be around. She was so accepting of me when I married Kinneth and joined the family. Dot always made me feel special. We will miss you cousin. Love you, Kinneth and Sandy Hall

Rachel Elder

September 13, 2019

It was with sad heart that I learned of my friend and cousin Dot's passing but at the same time, it was with a joyful heart to know that He has called her home to be with Him. He must have needed her talents to organize something in heaven for Him. She was so good at that and caring for people in general. This world was a far better place for having her presence the years that we did and she will certainly be missed by all who revered this woman for being the ever present example of goodness and caring she exemplified to her family and friends. I will miss you, ol' friend but ask that you "Look for Me" when my time has also come. Much love to your family as they go through this valley we must all go through. Hugs, Rachel

Stephanie Suttle

September 13, 2019

With a lifetime of discovery and joy with Dot to look back on and cherish, three things came to mind immediately: her loving kindness and infectious laughter, and her ability to empower us to make life changing decisions with clarity and confidence by simply asking “well, how’s that (whatever the topic) working out for you?”
Thank you Dot for all your gifts, we miss you. Your loving energy will never be forgotten.

Stephanie, Ronnie, Rachel, Michael, Brian and your Virginia great-great grandchildren: Connor, Brooke, Zachary

Donna & Ronnie Helms

September 13, 2019

We were so sorry to learn that Dot had passed away. We were friends for years and she will be missed by all who knew her.

Donna & Ronnie Helms

Barbara Schenck

September 13, 2019

There is no one we'd rather have rooted through the undergrowth and brush in Navidad Baptist Cemetery with than Dot and Milli! The chiggers were an added bonus -- hundreds of them. And even with that, it is still one of our favorite memories. Never a dull moment with Dot! Dear cousin, you will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. Barbara & Peter

Amanda Williamd

September 12, 2019

Beautiful soul, through and through. I haven't seen her in person since I was a kid. She was always one I looked forward to seeing at the family reunions. She had a heart of gold and a warm smile to match. Fly High,Fly Free Dot. ♥️

Kathy and Buddy Inman

September 12, 2019

Dot was one of our favorite people. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. She was one of a kind, generous, caring, and compassionate. She loved life and family. She was fun to be around. We shared a love of history and genealogy. Compared to many of her friends we only knew her a few years, but we loved her. She enriched our lives and we'll miss her. Condolences to her much beloved family

amanda robson

September 12, 2019

Dot!! The community is forever changed. You will be missed. You are so very loved. My prayers to your families.

Mandy

Margot Northcutt

September 12, 2019

Loved sharing tailgates with Dot. A grand woman. Loved her too.

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Biography

      Dorothy Riley Creasey was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Dorothy will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Dorothy was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Dorothy leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Dorothy Riley Creasey.