Dorothy Elizabeth Kothmann Moody, 86, of Las Vegas, NV, was called home by her Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 6, 2010. She was born on the Premiere Ranch in Mason County, the youngest of six children, to her parents Elgin Otto and Anna Jordan Kothmann. To be close to town during school months, they acquired the Centennial Springs Ranch where she lived and attended Mason schools and the First United Methodist Church. After graduation from high school she married Marshall Klingelhefer in 1941, and they had one son, Jerry. She later managed the Fort Mason Hotel with her mother. She married Dr. Austin R. Moody in 1963 and they moved to Port Lavaca and Port Aransas. TX, and eventually settled in Las Vegas, NV.
She is survived by her husband, Austin, of 46 years, and her son Jerry K. Kothmann and his wife Kate. Also her husband's children and spouses Dr. Randall and Sharon Moody, Quinn and Cindy Jones, and Barry and April Moody; also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Henry, Clinton, Karl, Victor and twin David, and their spouses.
In her lifetime, Dorothy became an accomplished businesswoman in ranching and farming, and assisted her husband on many levels in his medical practice. She earned her solo pilot's license, enjoyed swimming, golf, cards, and travel. Our beloved wife, mother and aunt will be sorely missed and we are blessed to have shared love, joy and life these many years.
Internment at the Kothmann Family Cemetery, Premiere Ranch, Mason, TX, will be Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at 2:30 PM. Family and friends are invited.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Dorothy's name be made to The Mason County Ministerial Alliance, P. O. Box 178, Mason, TX. 76856, or your favorite charity.