Dorothy Mae Gast
September 22, 1934 – July 1, 2019
In 1953 Dan saw Dorothy Busby at the American Legion Hall in Flatonia, TX at a dance. It was love at first sight. He knew that was the woman he was going to marry. She was engaged to another man and worked for the City Café in Flatonia, TX. Dan decided he was going to hang out there. He started giving Dorothy rides home from work. Dorothy returned her engagement ring to the other guy. Things heated up. Before you knew it they were engaged to be married.
They were married on September 5, 1954. Their life started. What a great life they have had for 64 years, almost 65 years, come this September. A life filled with a lot of love, heartache and determination to get through it all. On July 13, 1956 Randy Gast was born. On September 24, 1958 Darrell Gast was born. On May 29, 1960 Michael Gast was born. She loved being a homemaker and mother. One of the things she loved to do was gardening. She always had a beautiful garden, canned vegetables and fruit, etc. She loved to cook. Dan and Dorothy were both busy with the kid's. Randy was special needs. Darrell was busy with school and athletics activities after school. Michael got sick and was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma at the age of 6. He was involved in athletic sports also. His favorite was baseball. He fought a hard fight to win the battle regarding the disease. But on April 16, 1969 Michael lost his battle. With hard work and lots of love the whole family made it through the loss.
Dorothy had several hobbies. She enjoyed Coushatta Casino and the quarter slot machines. The deer lease in Sonora, TX where the family hunted. She enjoyed cooking and feeding everyone and traveling to visit family and friends.
Dorothy was a fighter and ran a good race. Just like her son. She had been ill for about a year and a half. She was on Hospice for the last 6 weeks of her life. Dan, Darrell and Randy took care of her at home. Monday, July 1, 2019, she was sleeping when she took her last breath. Jesus called and Dorothy answered.
- Will Chairs
- Darrell Allen Gast
- Kenneth Wayne Gast
- Cody "Code Blue" Self
- John "Trey" David Enloe, III
- Clifford "Mud Duck" Rice
- Joe "Buddy Roe" Rice (Alternate)
- Funeral Service Monday, July 8, 2019
- Graveside Service Monday, July 8, 2019
- Reception Monday, July 8, 2019
Dorothy Mae Gast
July 8, 2019
SO SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS ABOUT DOROTHY
SHE WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS IT HAS BEEN AWHILE BUT ,I STILL HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF HER. I STILL TALK ABOUT HER HUNTING STORY OF THE TIME HER AND DAN WERE HUNTING TOGETHER IN THE EARLY YEARS AND THEN TELLING DAN ABOUT SOMEONES TAME TURKEYS THAT WALKED BY WHILE HE WAS NAPPING. SHE SURE COULD COOK, THE THINGS SHE COULD DO WITH VENISON OR HER HOMEMADE DOVE AND NOODLE SOUP. I AM SURE YOU ALL WILL MISS HER FOR SO MANY MORE REASONS THEN I CAN IMAGINE . WIFE, MOTHER, AND GRANDMOTHER AFTER SUCH A LONG HARD FIGHT. I'M SURE SHES RESTING IN GODS ARMS NOW WATCHING OVER ALL OF YOU FROM ABOVE. KEEP THE FAITH OF KNOWING ONE DAY ALL OF YOU WILL BE REUNITED IN HEAVEN TOGETHER.
GREG AND TERESA JONES
July 7, 2019
Dorothy was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Grandmother and friend. I may not have been around her in along time. She always took great care of her family, and she always took you in as a friend. I know many will miss her. I pray comfort and peace to her husband and her children. I love you Dorothy and we will meet again.
July 5, 2019
Dan, Randy, Darrell, and Dayna,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Dorothy was a wonderful lady. Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of your family's loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Joe and Laura Rice
July 4, 2019
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Dorothy. Mom (Dorothy Kurtz Gast) and our family offer our condolences and prayers to you all.