OBITUARY

Theadora Bosscher Stroo

September 6, 1954June 20, 2019

Theadora Bosscher Stroo went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 20th, 2019. She was surrounded in love by her family as she passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus.

Theadora, or Dorothy as she was known by friends and family, was born September 6th, 1954 to Albert and Jeanette Bosscher in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor’s degree 1975. While at Calvin she met her husband, Jim, and were married on January 24th, 1976. Dorothy and Jim lived in various cities including Ann Arbor, Michigan; Omaha, Nebraska; Bloomington, Illinois; and St. Louis, Missouri before settling in Dallas, Texas. She earned her Juris Doctorate cum laude from Creighton University in 1984. After working as a lawyer for a couple years, she decided to become a homemaker with the birth of their first child. She found great joy in her family, children, and grandchildren, often declaring “I love you more.” In 2016, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She fought a formidable battle for three years and was lovingly cared for by her family. Dorothy loved the Lord and continually leaned on Him throughout her life.

She is preceded in death by her father, Albert, and mother, Jeanette; her mother-in-law Agnes Vandermolen; as well as her infant son Jacob Cornelius Stroo. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, James; her children Elizabeth (Josh) Addison of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Catherine (Matt) Teeselink of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Victoria (Hudson) Diesing of Coppell, Texas, and William Stroo of Coppell, Texas; her grandchildren Caleb and Jeremiah Addison, Micah and Jude Teeselink, Theadora Diesing and the upcoming birth of a grandchild to Victoria; as well as her sister Harriet Bosscher of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is also survived by her in-laws Elaine (Robert) Clark of Cadillac, Michigan, Cathy (Leo) VanArragon of Strathroy, Ontario; Suzanne Towers of Cadillac, Michigan; Maxine (Harvey) Brink of Everett, Washington; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday June 24th,2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Bethel Presbyterian Church at 17990 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas, 75287. Visitation and Interment will be held at Rolling Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery at 400 Freeport Parkway Coppell, Texas 75019. Visitation will be Sunday June 23rd, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Interment will be Monday June 24th, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. Flowers can be sent to Rolling Oaks Funeral Home at 400 Freeport Parkway Coppell, Texas 75019.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Reception Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, June 24, 2019

Memories

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Mickey (Kwantes) DeHaan

June 23, 2019

Dear Jim & Family,
I have such fond memories of Dorth (as I used to call her) from spending 2 weeks every summer with her and Harriet when my folks (Uncle Harry & Aunt Rie) would travel from Canada and Minnesota. Then the 18 months in Ann Arbor. Great times, great memories, great cousin! How she will be missed-but we will see each other again! Love to you and Your family-Mickey (Kwantes) & Bruce DeHaan, Tuscaloosa, AL

Tom and Gwen Snoeyink

June 22, 2019

Our sincere sympathy to you, Jim, and to your kids and grandkids in the loss of your very dear wife, Mom and Grandma. Thank you for sharing the wonderful picture of Dorothy. It captures the essence of the girl we remember from school days in Grandville, MI. While we are so sad for your loss, it brings joy to know that Dorothy enjoyed such a full life with such a BEAUTIFUL family! We only wish you could have enjoyed more years together. We pray for God's supernatural comfort to carry you as you learn how to live without her. We praise God that her legacy of faith and love lives on in your hearts and holds the promise of being reunited in Heaven!!

Vicki Huff

June 22, 2019

A beautiful lady . I have many happy memories of our Brownie adventures with our girls along with our day trip to Grant's Farm and others. Thinking of you always brings a smile to me . God's peace. Love

Dan and Terry Davies

June 21, 2019

Dear Hudson and Victoria,
We are sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your mother will be missed, her love will always be remembered in the hearts of those who knew her and loved her. Comforting and a blessing knowing she is with Jesus. Praying for the family.
Affectionately,
Dan and Terry Davies

Jill Kirk

June 21, 2019

So sorry for your loss . You may not remember me, but I was the girls piano teacher for a couple of years in Wentzville. Having gone through breast cancer treatments myself I know the toil it takes on the family. God will give you His peace through this time. God bless.

Joy Addison

June 21, 2019

What all can you say to describe Dorothy? Sweet (but devilish), Loving (but ready with a prank), Giving, a great Smile and Laugh, wonderful to talk to and just hang out with. I am blessed to call her family -- not in-law.
Thank you for being part of my life. I will hug you on the other side.
Joy

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY