Dorothy Jean Dobson

October 1, 1929December 31, 2018

Dorothy Jean Dobson passed away on December 31, 2018 and went to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 89. She was born in Parsons, Kansas on October 1, 1929. Dorothy graduated from Parsons High School. She married Roy James Dobson on August 19, 1949. She was a homemaker and then worked as an administrative secretary at the University of Houston Computer Science Department for 20 years. Dorothy enjoyed all types of cooking, especially baking all sorts of Christmas candy and cookies. She was an avid exerciser in her later years and enjoyed playing dominoes with her friends. She was strong in her Christian faith and loved her church and church family. She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Vyrel Watson Hanley and her sister Betty Gowing. She was survived by her loving husband, RJ, of 69 years. She is lovingly remembered by her children Terry Dobson and wife Carol, and Charis Yaklin and husband Eddie. Her sister Elizabeth Hanley McKee and husband Dean. Her three grandchildren Kylie, Cameron, and Karsyn Dobson. Funeral arrangements in memory of Dorothy will be held at Connect Community Church in Pasadena, Texas. Visitation will be held January 2, 2019 from 5 till 7 pm. The Memorial Service will be held January 3, 2019 at 10am. Committal Service will follow in the Forrest Park East Cemetery. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at:


  • Cameron Dobson
  • Eddie Yaklin
  • Donald McKnight
  • Steven Cabrera
  • David Crawford
  • David Martinez


  • Family Will Recieve Friends Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, January 3, 2019

Dorothy Jean Dobson

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Wynona Southerland

January 12, 2019

Hello Dobson Family!
Just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear about your loss. I remember her and how sweet of a lady she was. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Nonie & Chuck Southerland

Vicki Collins Barker

January 8, 2019

So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing.
We met Dorothy & RJ when we first moved across the street from them a little over 18 years ago.
RJ would come over to talk anytime he saw us outside and I would go visit Dorothy just to talk and check on them. Dorothy was so sweet, she always sent a plate full of goodies over every Christmas. Dorothy was the sweetest and most caring person I have ever known.
Thoughts & prayers to the family,
Steve & Vicki Barker

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January 6, 2019

So sorry to hear of Dorothy passing she was such a great lady! Our prays are with you! May God comfort you RJ Terry and Charis and family.

Jean Gruver Coffman

January 3, 2019

Just wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear your sweet mother passed away. She was always so gentle and sweet. I remember riding our bikes to your house and getting popsicles. I remember your grandmother being there at your house as well.

Love you all and prayers for you.

Renee Young-Chewning

January 3, 2019

Dobson Family,

While we rejoice that Dorothy is in a better place, with our loving Savior, our earthly minds cannot imagine life without her. This bittersweet feeling will disappear when we met her again at the gate called “Beautiful.” Until that time we are praying that the peace that surpasses our understanding will enfold your family.

Much Love and Prayers,

Don and Renee (Young) Chewning

Gayle & Lou Gruver

January 3, 2019

Brother RJ, Terry, Charis & families-
We send our love, prayers & support to you at this time of graduation-to-heaven for Sister Dorothy. There are many fond and lasting memories of years gone by and the times spent with your family and friends. Each day brings us closer to joining those who are going before us to see Jesus and our goal and mission is to gather again for an eternity in God's perfect heaven. As the song aptly states, "what a day, glorious day that will be, when my Jesus I shall see." You are in our prayers.
Gayle & Lou Gruver

Mary Aderibigbe

January 3, 2019

My name is Mary Aderibigbe. I am one of Mr & Mrs Dobson’s care takers through December 31st. She was ready to go home. Mrs Dobson was loving, kind, gentle,loved her children, grandchildren and loved the Lord. She always had the desire to go to Church. She cared about others. She loved singing praise and worship songs. I sometimes would play Christian worship songs on my lap top and she would sing along beautifully, no matter how tired she was. She has the most beautiful voice.
Mr and Mrs. Dobson made a great impact on me. I have never seen such a beautiful display of affection by two elderly people in my life. Theirs was so beautiful, real and genuine.Oh how I love the way Mrs Dobson flirts with her husband, either by elbowing him gently on her way to the bathroom, or stroking his hair, or just holding on to his hand and vice versa. God allowed me to see such a beautiful love by elderly people that I never knew existed. It was the most beautiful thing.
They kissed each other everyday, sometimes several times, and would always say “I love you” to each other several times per day.
I have several stories I can tell you about Mrs Dobson. She had a good sense of humor. We laughed together at some of her jokes. There were one or two instances, where Mr. Dobson would say or do something funny and we would be so amused.
Mrs. Dobson loved shopping. I remember the last time we went shopping and she bought some blue jeans. When we got home, she tried them on. She came out of her room, called RJ, and modeled for her husband by swaying from side to side and turned her back side for her husband. Mr Dobson then said with a smile, “if you did this 20 years ago, you would not get away with that !” I miss Mrs Dobson, but I know she is in a much better place. Rest In Peace. Much love!!

Ozella Minnick

January 2, 2019

Dorothy was one of the sweetest people I have known. I have very fond memories of her and all the church family of Pasadena Assembly of God. The pastors were Brother and Sister J.R. Goodwin. What blessings we received under their leadership. I feel so privileged to have been a part of that congregation and to have counted as friends people like Dorothy and her family.

Carol Martinez

January 2, 2019

Sister Dobson or Sister Dorothy is what I called this Sweet Lady. She has been in my life for over 34 years. She was genuine in character and consistent in her walk with God.
Sister Dorothy never changed her devotion to her friends or family. One thing I loved MOST about her was that she always spoke her mind, therefore, I never assumed what she was thinking! She was always accompanied by her beloved Roy James Dobson, her lifelong husband. They were a Match Made in Heaven!
They were a Great Example of a Godly Couple for ALL to admire and learn from. Sister Dorothy, I will miss your sweet smile and your loving ways. You will always be in my heart ❤️ until we meet again one sweet day.....
I Love ❤️ you...
Carol Ann Martinez

Carol Martinez

January 2, 2019

Sister Dobson or Sister Dorothy , is what I call this SWEET lady. She has been in my life for over 35 years. She is precious & highly regarded as a pillar of our Faith in God. She was genuine in character & never changed her devotion to friends & family. One thing I loved about her was that she spoke her mind and I never had to assume what she thinking. Sister Dorothy was always accompanied by her beloved Roy James Dobson. They were a match made in Heaven and they demonstrated their faithfulness to God & each other. They will go down in my books as a Model Godly Couple for all to admire & learn from. I will miss this sweet face, but she will always remain in my heart until we meet again!
Love ❤️ you Sister Dorothy!