Mary Dovie Brownfield

November 27, 1929July 29, 2018

Mary Dovie Brownfield, age 88, died Sunday, July 29 at Community Hospice in Fort Worth, Texas after a short illness.

Dovie was born November 27, 1929 in Merkel, Texas to Doyle and Ena (Toombs) Pogue of Snyder, Texas. She grew up on a farm in the Plainview Community east of Snyder and graduated from Snyder High School in 1946. She began Abilene Christian University at the age of 16, where she received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics in 1950. Dovie taught school in Snyder until she married Franklin Brownfield on January 31, 1952. They lived a year in Lubbock and 15 years in Blackwell before moving to Colorado City in 1967. Mrs. Brownfield was a teacher at Colorado High School from 1967 until 1981.

Dovie had been a member of the 22nd and Austin Street church of Christ. She was active in the Lions Club, serving as the first female president of the local organization and was a long-time member of the Mitchell County Library Club, Garden Club and DAR.

Dovie moved to an apartment at The Westmore in West Worth Village, Texas in 2014 to be near her children in the area. She loved this senior living community and lived a very full life there until her hospitalization in early July.

She is survived by two daughters Marsha and husband Dr. Eddie Nixon of Menard, Janet and husband Robert Courtney of Farmers Branch; one son David and his wife Jacqui Brownfield of Fort Worth; two grandchildren: James Nixon of Boston, MA and Elizabeth (Nixon) and husband Eliud Rodriguez and their sons Mattis and Micah, Dovie’s precious great-grandsons all of San Antonio.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Frank and her sister Patsy Williams.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Mitchell County Library, the Texas Lions Camp P.O. Box 290247 Kerrville, TX 79029 or your favorite charity. Online condolences can be made at

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 31 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home in Colorado City, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1st at the 22nd and Austin Street church of Christ in Colorado City officiated by Branden Denton with burial following at Mitchell County Cemetery.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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Bonnie Watkins

August 2, 2018

David, we are certainly thinking of you and Jacqui during this sad but sweet time. You know that your Mon and Dad are finally together in our Father's heavenly Kingdom. You know that they are celebrating the life they lived and the joy that their family gave them through the years. After reading your Mom's obituary it sounds like she had a very full life and touched many lives along the way. Be at peace knowing that you were there for her. Be at peace knowing that your Mom and Dad are resting in God's grace.
Love and hugs, Ken and Bonnie

Kirk Williams

August 1, 2018

RIP Mrs. Brownfield. I had you as my geometry teacher in high school, and you always had the most patience with everyone, especially me. I appreciate your dedication and commitment to education. Go rest high on that mountain. Thank you for being one of my mentors.

Cordelia Kothmann

July 30, 2018

Marsha, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family during this time of great loss. May God give you comfort and peace.


Dovie with her Granddaughter


Dovie with her Granddaughter Elizabeth and Great Grandsons Mattis and Micah


Dovie with daughters Marsha and Janet, Granddaughter Elizabeth and Great grandsons