Hilda "Cherry" Brotherman
June 9, 1939 – June 3, 2021
Hilda "Cherry" Brotherman, passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas on June 3, 2021, at the age of 81. Cherry was born to Jose and Beatrice Minjares on June 9, 1939, in El Paso, Texas.
Always excelling in school, Cherry treasured her memories and friendships of El Paso High School. Cherry attended nursing school at the University of Texas in Galveston, where she met the kindest and most thoughtful man in the world, Don Brotherman. They were married on June 22, 1963, and shared a beautiful life together for 58 years. Don and Cherry were wonderful parents to their four children, and they built their family on a foundation of faith in Jesus Christ.
During her life, Cherry enjoyed playing the piano, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. A loving grandmother, Cherry was always attending sporting events to cheer on her grandchildren. She was the perfect hostess and would never let anyone leave her house hungry. Cherry loved her family's Christmas celebrations and initiated long-lasting traditions of songs and nativity reenactments with her grandchildren. Cherry has been involved with the Catholic Church in every phase of her life. She has been a Eucharistic minister, chaired various committees, served as a lector, and was involved in the women's ministries. She has served on the school board at St. Paul’s school. Cherry was a member of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, as well as a Dame in the Order of Malta. Cherry and Don have been active in at least ten foreign missions, bringing ophthalmic medical care to the poor in several countries over the years.
Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Brotherman, Cherry is survived by her daughters Pam Moninger and her husband, George; Debbie Farver and her husband, Chris; Becky Bradfield, and her husband, Jeff; and son, Michael and his wife Amy, as well as 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She is also survived by her three sisters Tichi, Marina, and Evangeline; and her many nieces and nephews.
A rosary service for Cherry will be held Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 6:00-6:30 PM at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, 7990 President George Bush Turnpike, Dallas. A visitation will follow from 6:30-8:00. A funeral mass will occur Friday, June 11, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at All Saints Catholic Church, 75248. The mass will be live-streamed. A graveside service will occur Friday, June 11, 2021, from 1:00-2:00 at Restland Memorial Park, 9220 Restland Rd, Dallas, Tx 75248. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Don and Cherry Brotherman Memorial Scholarship Fund benefiting students at All Saints Catholic School. Checks can be made to All Saints Catholic School and mailed to 7777 Osage Plaza Pkwy, Dallas, Tx. 75252 or https://www.allsaintsdallas.org/homepage-all-saints-catholic-school/support-all-saints/
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Celebration of Life
Friday, June 11, 2021
Hilda "Cherry" Brotherman
Johnathan (Rusty) Benton
June 9, 2021
It’s a challenge to put into words the emotions I feel for the deeply saddened loss I feel for both Dr. & Mr. Brotherman. I have no “social footprint” but felt for the first time in my life, at the young age of 52,, to come out of the shadows and tell you how much I loved and respected both Dr & Ms Brotherman. I respected them both but mostly endeared to their higher calling of our Lord Jesus Christ. I honestly attribute my conversation to Catholicism in 2016 to both Dr Brotherman and his wife Cherry I have to say that they may likely be the most surprised, but I always had imagined seeing Dr Donald Brotherman walking/jogging in BentTree and sharing with him, my transformation to the 1 true faith and his impact, although he would’ve never known, on my life. My thoughts and prayers for 2 beautiful people who unbeknown to them had a lasting and beautiful impact on me and my family. I will pray a Rosary for both Dr Donald Brotherman and Cherry and May God bless their souls and comfort Pam, Debbie, Becky and Michael. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your parents have graciously laid the foundation for success if you love God. Please do this in memory of your beloved parents. I can only imagine that our Lord Jesus Christ looks graciously down on Don and Cherry and says: as in Matthew 25: “ Well done my good and faithful servant” Dr & Ms Brotherman are “Good and faithful servants of Christ” and I pray that they understand the positive impact they have had on my life and so many that were blessed
These sayings are sometimes called the seven last words. Here they are:
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” Luke 23:34
“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43
“Woman, behold your son. Son Behold your mother.” John 19:26–27
“My God, My God, have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34
“I thirst.” John 19:28
“It is finished.” John 19:29-30
“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Luke 23:46
Mary and Robert Scichili
June 7, 2021
We send our sympathies to all the family on the passing of Cherry. We have known Cherry and Don for over 50 years and our children also enjoying their children in both St. Paul's and Bishop Lynch HS. Don was our eye doctor and now with George Moninger gave us the best care one could ask for. Please know that our daily prayers and masses include Don and Cherry for their eternal rest. Great family and parents of exceptional values.
Mary and Bob Scichili
June 4, 2021
Condolences to the family. May Mrs. Brotherman rest in peace.