Dorothy Genelle Miller passed away with her family by her side on November 6, 2009, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
She was born July 20, 1924, to Frank William Mueller and Minnie Standke Mueller in Simmonsville, Texas, the first of four children. She graduated from London High School and Draughan’s Business College in San Antonio. She worked at Mason Drug Co. and Mason National Bank until she married Kinney Bob in 1946. They made their home first in Mason and then in Corpus Christi until retirement brought them back home. Their marriage lasted 55 years until his death in 2001.
Being a homemaker allowed Dorothy and Kinney Bob the joy of raising their children in a tradition that fostered a deep and abiding love of Jehovah God and of family. She always loved the Lord and tried to serve him. In her younger years in Mason, she taught Sunday school and was the primary department superintendent at First United Methodist Church. She was very active at Community Christian Church in Corpus, teaching Sunday school and serving as executive secretary to the board. After returning to Mason and First Methodist in 1988, she loved singing in the choir and again taught Sunday school. She also visited several homebound ladies pretty regularly, until they died or she couldn’t anymore. Being a member of the Riata Club was a special joy for her as a means of community fellowship and service.
Dorothy was a gifted artist from an early age and put her love of nature, and especially the Hill Country, into her many oil paintings. She also enjoyed house planning and so designed two of the homes she and Kinney Bob built. Flower gardening, sewing for herself and her girls, needlework, cooking and baking, reading, and her family all kept her busy and energetic. She had a sweet, kind nature and was truly a genteel, Southern lady.
She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy Poidomani and husband Dick of Katy, Karanell and Ed Marshall of Corpus Christi, and Karla and David Durst of San Antonio; six grandchildren, Sean Garrett and wife Tomomi of Lanai, Hawaii, Sarah Garrett of Maui, Hawaii, Dave Garrett and wife Meredith of Lago Vista, Michael and Matthew Marshall of Corpus, and Michala Durst of San Antonio; and two great grandchildren, Emily Stejskal of Corpus, and Mason Garrett of Lago Vista. Surviving siblings are Lorene Ivy and husband AJ of Junction, Frankie Hendley and husband Don of Burnet, and Corky Mueller and wife Brenda of Mason, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family expresses deep and sincere thanks to Llano and Fredericksburg Hospice for their gentle and loving care of Mother during her last days at home.
Funeral services are Thursday, November 12, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Mason, with Pastor Tim Farenthold officiating. Burial will follow at Gooch Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Kenneth Mueller, Tim Martin, Ray Pauling, Nate Nichols, David Vater, Jack Asbill, Bill Elton, and Lindy Lange. Honorary pallbearers are Tony Martin, Jay Daniels, Lee Angell, Jack Crouch, Roger Luckenbach, Clay Lindsay, Nolan Donop, Alec Grosse, Carrol Hahn, Arthur D. Kothmann, and Driscoll Draper.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.