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Resthaven Funeral Home & Resthaven Memorial Park

5740 West 19th Street, Lubbock, TX

OBITUARY

Dorothy Elizabeth Mayer

June 7, 1918February 12, 2020
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Dorothy Elizabeth Mayer, born June 7, 1918 in Ferndale, Michigan, died peacefully on February 12, 2020 surrounded by family in her Lubbock, Texas home at the age of 101.

Dorothy graduated in 1936 from Wichita Falls Senior High School, and soon thereafter married her husband Joseph H. Mayer. They were wed 59 years until his death in 2002. Dorothy enjoyed being a homemaker, and also sold Avon (though she was admittedly her own best customer). Some of her favorite things in life were her children and grandchildren, Holstein cows, stuffed bears, and the color purple. She was blessed to have lived her 101 years with her mind fully intact and lived in her home with help of family.

Dorothy was best known for her witty sayings and quicksilver humor. Up until her death, she graced us with expressions like: “Dodo bird”, “Ms. Franklin”, “Beedlebaum”, “Tough as a burnt boot”, “Catch the breeze!”, “ Lord love a duck“, “Did you wash your hands?”, “merci beaucoup, I love you” and “Tha tha tha that’s all folks!”

She was preceded in death by her husband; sister, Peggy Studdard, and brother, Thomas Allen.

She is survived by her daughters, Patti Ward (James), Dyan Newton (David); grandchildren Scott (Jennifer) Smith, Gabe (Cleo) Smith, Kris (RaeAnna) Dennison, and Kim Dennison; great-grandchildren; Dillan Dennison, Stetson Nall, Miranda Dennison, Destiny Dennison, Ashleigh Smith, Skyler Smith, Josh Smith, Tristan Dennison, and Ava Rae Dennison; and her great-great grandchild, Bentli Dennison.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 17, 2020 in Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Scott Smith
  • Kris Dennison
  • Dillan Dennison
  • Gabe Smith
  • David Newton
  • James Ward

Services

17 February

Celebration of Life

10:00 am

Resthaven's Abbey Chapel

5740 19th St.
Lubbock, Texas

17 February

Interment

Resthaven Memorial Park


PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitaton Sunday, February 16, 2020

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Her sister Peggy

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Kris and Destiny

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Mother and her sister Peggy

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Her sister Peggy

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Dillan Dyan and Mother

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Miranda and Destiny

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Kris and Destiny

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Mother and her family

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