Dorothy M. Durdin

February 20, 1921January 2, 2019

Dorothy M. Durdin, 97, passed away January 2, 2019. Dorothy was born February 20, 1921 in Ft. Worth, TX to the late Laura M. and John N. Suggs Jr. Dorothy loved her family and adored her great-great granddaughter. She loved her coffee and cookies every day. She will be greatly missed. Dorothy is survived by her son-in-law, Jerry Skates; granddaughters, Laurie A. McVay of Victoria, Pamela Marshall (Jim) of Tulsa, OK; grandson, Michael Skates (Janet) of Tulsa, OK; great-grandchildren, Jimmy Marshall (Candace) of Tulsa, OK, Nicholas Moellman (Nicole) of South Carolina, Zachary W. Skates (Esthefania Jimenez), Stephen Marshall and Megan Skates all of Tulsa, OK and her great-great granddaughter, Laurel May Moellman. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernes V. Durdin; brothers, Minor, Pat and John N. Suggs Jr.; daughters, Virgie A. McVay and Laura F. Skates. A graveside service will be Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11 AM at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nicholas Moellman, Michael Skates, Zachary Skates, Stephen Marshall, Megan Skates and Jim Marshall. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas or VCAM.  


  • Bernes V. Durdin, Husband
  • John N. Suggs Sr., Father
  • Laura M. Suggs, Mother
  • Minor, Pat, John N. Jr. Suggs, Brother
  • Roy C. McVay Jr., Son-in-law
  • Virgie A. McVay, Daughter
  • Laura F. Skates, Daughter
  • Jerry Skates, Son-in-law
  • Laurie A. McVay, Granddaughter
  • Pamela (Jim) Marshall, Granddaughter
  • Michael (Janet) Skates, Grandson
  • Jimmy (Candace) Marshall, Great Grandson
  • Nicholas (Nicole) Moellman, Great Grandson
  • Zachary (Esthefania Jimenez) Skates, Great Grandson
  • Stephen Marshall, Great Grandson
  • Megan Skates, Great Granddaughter
  • Laurel May Moellman, Great-Great Grandaughter

  • Nicholas Moellman
  • Michael Skates
  • Stephen Marshall
  • Megan Skates
  • Jim Marshall
  • Zachary Skates

  • Hospice of South Texas
  • VCAM - Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry


  • Graveside Service Friday, January 4, 2019

Dorothy M. Durdin

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Jennifer Campbell

January 2, 2019

Aunt Dorothy was my most favorite Aunt! I have many fond memories of her growing up. One of which is when she took me to Hawaii when I was 12 yrs. Card games, dice games, The Young & The Restless, Family Fued, and many many more! I am most thankful for the day we spent together last week. She was full of life and sharp as a tack! I will cherish all of my memories. Until we meet again...