Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX


Dorothy Theresa Arnold

September 1, 1920September 27, 2013

DOROTHY THERESA ARNOLD, age 93, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 in Victoria, Texas. Dorothy was born on September 1, 1920 in Cuero, Texas, to William Henry “WH” Arnold and Bertha Toerck Arnold. She attended Mission Valley School and graduated from Patti Welder High School in 1936. She attended Victoria College and Mary Hardin Baylor College in Belton. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education Degree from The University of Texas. Her teaching career began in 1940 at Liberty School (Victoria County) and continued for 38 years in Weesatche (Goliad County), Bonnie View (Refugio County), of which 30 years were at Flour Bluff (Nueces County) as a classroom teacher and business manager. During this time, she participated in many professional and civic organizations on local, district, state, and national levels and continued her education to obtain bachelor and master degrees as well as doing her post graduate work at The University of Texas, University of Corpus Christi, University of Houston and Texas A&I University. She received numerous awards, honors, certificates, and recognitions related to educational pursuits. After her retirement in 1978, she enjoyed rewarding years living in the Mission Valley Community doing volunteer work, church work, and continuing participation in professional and civic pursuits which included the Pilot Club of Cuero and Heirloom Stitchers Guild. Dorothy gave of her time and talent in many ways to better her community. A very important part of Dorothy’s life was her strong devotion to her church. She enjoyed her hobbies of crafts, sewing, quilting, crocheting, as well as playing cards and domino games. She is survived by loving cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held at Rosewood Funeral Chapel on Sunday, September 29, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service following. The funeral service will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Stephen Schur officiating. Interment will follow in Mission Valley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ray W. Arnold, Steve Matthews, Talbert Wendel, David Drost, Byron Hausmann and Kevin Seifert.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund, 12183 FM 236, Victoria, TX, 77905, or Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust Avenue, Victoria, TX, 77901.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 29, 2013
  • Prayer Service Sunday, September 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 30, 2013


Dorothy Theresa Arnold

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September 30, 2013

I have always admired my cousin Dorothy. She was always such a special person. I know she will be missed by all who knew her. Our deepest sympathy.

John & Jewell Correll

September 29, 2013

Dorothy was a special and caring person.. she will be messed so very much
also enjoy her yearly letter updating her life...
Doris (ARNOLD) Jordan, Ingleside, Texas

Dena Plaisted

September 29, 2013

Miss Arnold was a very special and kind lady. Over the years, we always looked forward to her Christmas letters which kept us up to date on her many activities. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Our deepest sympathies --
Dena Kay and George Plaisted