OBITUARY

Vera La Dean Doshier

December 20, 1932March 30, 2019
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Vera was born of Johnnie A Ramzy and Flora Mae Brimhall of Jacksboro, TX on December 20, 1932.

She was the last of 7 (seven) children: Oleta, Thelma, J. R., Gladys, John D. and Bobbie, all having preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Jack R Doshier, after 66 years of marriage. She birthed five children: Darlene, died in 2009 of lung cancer, and surviving her are Jack Jr, Joy, Lenny and Wally, all living in the DFW area.

Vera completed two lengthy careers in her lifetime: the first as a mother and wife as an Air Force wife for 25 (twenty-five) years, enduring 15 permanent changes of stations , all over the US and Germany. In every new location she took care in seeking a fine group of Christians with whom she would bring her children regularly to worship God. The second career she served as the property owner, and Co-Director of a Texas Licensed (for 101 children), Early Childhood Education Facility, DBA Jack & Dee’s Preschool, 509 Dickey RD, in Grand Prairie, Texas. She supervised up to 8 (eight) or more teachers. The facility was formerly a two-story church building. As members we bought it from our church so we could rebuild in Arlington, TX. This converted building remained in operation for twenty years between 1980 and 2000, when we fully retired. We incorporated the Child Care Center as a not-for-profit entity and assisted many single-parents and low income families. We dedicated ourselves as servants of God in this twenty years of service. In all this God has continually blessed us despite the pain and suffering we endured. Dee’s suffering exceeded mine twofold! I feel bad for not insisting we retire much sooner. Within a year after closing she had a serious heart attack and subsequent heart failure which limited her strength and endurance. Even though she and I enjoyed many trips all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand (30 days). Italy (2 weeks), etc.. She would never go with me to Israel even though I would ask her to before each of the 10 (ten) trips I took between 1999 and 2015. But I’ll take her with me my next trip later this year! With God’s blessings!

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Reception for Family and Friends Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, April 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Vera La Dean Doshier

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Barbara Newman

April 5, 2019

Our children stayed at Jack and Dee's Daycare for a few years. Every day when I dropped them off early and then when I picked them up, I was met by Dee's sweet smile. I remember her long dark hair piled up on her head and although she must have been worn out by the end of the day, it never showed.
I had not seen Dee in many years but my sister Carol and I went to visit one day and she still had that sweet smile. I think that's what I will remember most about her.
Her family has lost a precious member, but Heaven has gained a beautiful soul.

With our deepest sympathy

Mike and Barbara Newman

Bonnie and Joe Wangler

April 5, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve the loss of Sister Dee. We never had the pleasure of meeting her but we do know she was a very special woman.
May God hold you all in the palm of His hand as you feel His comfort and love surround you.
In Christian love,
Bonnie and Joe Wangler

Lois Rensink

April 5, 2019

I have such fond memories of spending holidays, especially Thanksgiving down at the place with all the Ramzy clan.
Since I was one of the older ones I enjoyed helping take care of all the younger cousins.
I have always felt God really blessed our family with longevity to have been able to enjoy so many aunts and uncles for all the years we had them.
God bless you during this time of loss.
Lois

Amber Gallaher

April 5, 2019

To my grandmother, thank you for the laughs. I'll never forget all the times you got on to me and after wards leaning in and telling me it was still funny, but as a lady and as the oldest grand child, I must set a better example for the younger ones. (with a quick slap on the butt, when no one was looking) I appreciate all the stories of the family, and being reminded to appreciate the little things even when we can’t see through our anger. Thank you for teaching me that even though you don't want to be a lady and that all you want to do is play with the boys, you have to learn to clean, sew and cook. Thank you for making me stay in the kitchen an learn even though I wasn't the happiest about it, and being patient with me. Thank you for teaching me that with being the eldest came privilege but also responsibility. Thank you for so many lessons that have made me the wife and mother I am today. Thank you for your love. I will miss you so much you can’t even imagine. I promise to look after all the little ones still even without you telling me to and to be there for them not matter what. I love you granny, so much! The family has lost a hug piece of its being without you. Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you, until we meet again.

Gabriel Gomez

April 5, 2019

Years ago, my parents moved to the GP area and we started attending Forum Terrace Church of Christ where they met Jack and Dee. They allowed me to go to their nursery and over thirty years later, they have been just as kind to me ever since.

Dee was always so gracious and always said she looked forward to my hugs. She knew how to make everyone feel so special and I know she will be greatly missed. Her and Jack lengthy marriage was an example to us all.

Prayers for the entire family as I know how much they must be hurting.

Leona Cartwright

April 5, 2019

Dear Uncle Jack and family --There are so many memories that I would love to share with you, but time and space will not allow that. Prayers are offered to our Saviour to comfort you and all the family. He has been so real to me this week, it is such a blessing to know Jesus and that He will never leave or forsake us. Aunt Dee was always keeping me looking up for His blessing. The memories that you all have made will continue to come to mind and God will use them to comfort you in the days , weeks and months ahead. I love you and pray for you during this time of having to let her go. Just do what you feel God will have you do . Remember it is for His Glory and I will pray for Him to give you strength. Love In Jesus - Leona and Jake

Jack Doshier Sr.

April 5, 2019

My wonderful wife was so good to me and our family. She has been an anchor in our lives and I wish I could express our respect and love that she deserves.
I honor her for her complete, unselfish devotion to each one of us ; and, for the outcomes which were so honestly directed through such love and personal attention she devoted to us. I wish to share a personal note I sent to a very close niece of Vera’s, this morning, who is unable to make the trip from Georgia.

Hi ——- & ———,
Our time for Vera's Funeral comes Saturday, tomorrow. One last view of her before burying her, Tuesday, April 9 in the DFW National Cemetery.
—————— left a post in the website, https://www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/grandprairie-tx/bean-massey-burge-funeral-home-beltline-road/1215?utm_source=google_my_business&utm_medium=organic.
Vera's Obituary, is partially posted there.

Pls visit and post a brief message on the family section as you are certainly a family member.
I had hoped to directly participate in the funeral but I'm not going to be able to, coherently, unless God gives me a lot of extra strength through His grace and love.
Wished you guys were coming but understand it's improbable.

(Added: Aunt Vera loved you so much and you were so gracious to her in her last few years.)
All my love to everyone. Jack Doshier

Robert Lewis Sartain

April 3, 2019

At the age of 4 I was the ring bearer at Aunt Glady2 & Uncle Bill's house where Aunt Vera and Uncle Jack were married. Sorry for our loss she will be missed. son of Aunt Oleda Ramzy SARTAIN
Lewis Sartain 4128 N Grimes Hobbs NM 88240-0924

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Biography

Vera was born of Johnnie A Ramzy and Flora Mae Brimhall of Jacksboro, TX on December 20, 1932.

She was the last of 7 (seven) children: Oleta, Thelma, J. R., Gladys, John D. and Bobbie, all having preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Jack R Doshier, after 66 years of marriage. She birthed five children: Darlene, died in 2009 of lung cancer, and surviving her are Jack Jr, Joy, Lenny and Wally, all living in the DFW area.

Vera completed two lengthy careers in her lifetime: the first as a mother and wife as an Air Force wife for 25 (twenty-five) years, enduring 15 permanent changes of stations , all over the US and Germany. In every new location she took care in seeking a fine group of Christians with whom she would bring her children regularly to worship God.

The second career she served as the property owner, and Co-Director of a Texas Licensed (for 101 children), Early Childhood Education Facility, DBA Jack & Dee’s Preschool, 509 Dickey RD, in Grand Prairie, Texas. She supervised up to 8 (eight) or more teachers. The facility was formerly a two-story church building. As members we bought it from our church so we could rebuild in Arlington, TX. This converted building remained in operation for twenty years between 1980 and 2000, when we fully retired. We incorporated the Child Care Center as a not-for-profit entity and assisted many single-parents and low income families. We dedicated ourselves as servants of God in this twenty years of service. In all this God has continually blessed us despite the pain and suffering we endured. Dee’s suffering exceeded mine twofold! I feel bad for not insisting we retire much sooner. Within a year after closing she had a serious heart attack and subsequent heart failure which limited her strength and endurance. Even though she and I enjoyed many trips all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand (30 days). Italy (2 weeks), etc.. She would never go with me to Israel even though I would ask her to before each of the 10 (ten) trips I took between 1999 and 2015. But I’ll take her with me my next trip later this year! With God’s blessings!