Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery

13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX


Dorothy Nell Norwood

September 16, 1928June 24, 2020

Dorothy Nell Brownlee Norwood, 91 of Katy, TX., passed away on June 24, 2020. Born in Graham, TX., on September 16, 1928 to Elmer and Ella Mae Brownlee. She attended Brownfield High School and went on to attend the University of North Texas.

Dorothy lived in the "50" and Older Heritage Grande area in Katy for many years and enjoyed the activities from line dancing to her beloved art classes. She met her husband Don in Brownfield, TX., and they married in 1954. Don worked for ConocoPhillips and his job took them to many wonderful places to live and raise their children. They lived a blessed life together until his death on June 24, 1998.

Dorothy was known for her sweet, kind, and fun spirit. She loved her family and friends greatly. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Ella Mae, husband, Don, and son Dennis. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Donna Davis and husband Mike, Katy, TX.; son Dave Norwood and wife Ellie, Lakewood, CO.; grandchildren Will Moss, Frisco, TX., Julie Moss Westfall and husband Robert, Katy, TX., Emily Norwood, Lakewood, CO.; great-grandson Oliver Westfall, Katy, TX.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialoaksfunerals.com for the Norwood family.


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Dorothy Nell Norwood

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July 7, 2020

Dorothy was a lovely lady. I know her from Heritage Grand line dancing. She always dressed up so pretty for our Tuesday dancing. She loved to wear her boots and fancy western gear!
Anne Williams


July 3, 2020

Miss Dorothy and I sat next to each other in our watercolor class at Heritage Grand. I remember her as a sweet lady with lots of funny stories. She created beautiful watercolors. She was always dressed so perfectly with her make-up, hair, and jewelry all coordinated with her outfits. She shared many stories about her early life and then about raising her own family. She especially liked to join us for our lunch celebrations. I am so glad you got to be with her in her final years. My condolences to the Norwood family--you and Miss Dorothy will be in my prayers.