Graveside services were held on Saturday, July 20 at Elgin Memorial Cemetery in Elgin, Okla. under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.
Dorothy was born to Calvin and Esther Burchett on Oct. 11, 1928 in Tipton, Okla. She was their beloved “Tiny Bell”. She graduated from Tipton High School, and married Donald Ray Schroeder on Sept. 1, 1947. They were blessed with three children but tragically lost their oldest daughter, Myrita Sue, in an accident in Elgin. Dorothy was happy she was going to join Myrita. Dorothy loved to read and crochet. Her smile was a mile wide when she received a Hershey Bar!
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Esther Burchett; ex-husband, Donald Ray; her daughter, Myrita Sue; her brothers, Rex and James Burchett; and a sister, Sue Ann Burchett.
Survivors include her sister, Cecile Aaron of Amarillo; her daughter, Mary and husband Kevin Tagliabue of Burkburnett; her son, Albert Don and wife Dea Schroeder of Panhandle; grandchildren, Leslie Gonzales of Burkburnett, Lisa and husband Bryan Fisher of Pampa, Rhonda and husband Jason Harris of Pampa, Ben Schroeder of Lubbock and Taylor Hanson of Arlington. She had a wealth of great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, Dorothy suggested a donation be made to the Tipton Home, Make-a-Wish Foundation, or Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd, Wichita Falls, TX 76310.