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Dorothy Lee Henrich Tartt
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 • Posted November 23, 2011

Dorothy Henrich Tartt, nee Loeffler, was the oldest of three children born to Lee and Jennie Gipson Loeffler at Hilda, Texas, on September 7, 1923. She was baptized and confirmed at Hilda United Methodist Church and that is where the celebration of her life was chosen to be held. She started school in Hilda and later stayed with her grandmother Gipson and finished high school in Mason. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mason. Throughout her life she was active in various church and civic organizations. She loved Mason and was always interested in promoting its history as well as its future. She passed from this life in the early morning hours on November 15, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas. She married Ray Charles Henrich in Mason, Texas, and to that union was born two sons, Dorman and Craig. After Ray’s passing she married R.L. Tartt and they enjoyed two wonderful years together before his passing.Dorothy was an astute business woman and she owned and operated the City Cleaners, Mason Freight Line, Henrich Livestock Hauling and The Western Shop all in Mason. She loved to travel and had many exciting trips throughout the United States, Canada and a special cruise with R.L.She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Fritz Loeffler, sister Betty Roach, son Dorman and granddaughter Lisa. She is survived by her son Craig and wife Cindy, daughter-in-law Betsy, grandchildren Lee and wife Dee, Cass and wife Jaime, Callan and David, great-grandchildren Jared, Jayton, Tyler, Baylor, Nathan and Virginia. She is survived by R.L.’s children Maxine Tartt, Sandra and John Isbell and Tony and A.J. Tartt as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Whether she was known as Mother, Nonie, Dorothy Lee, Dot, Aunt Dorothy, or just plain Dorothy she was special to each of us in her own way. Her grandsons and great-grandsons were honored to serve as her pallbearers.Funeral services were held on Friday, November 18, at 10:00 a.m. at Hilda United Methodist Church with Rev. Wade Powell officiating. Interment followed in the Hilda Cemetery. Visitation with the family was Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home.Memorials in her honor may be made to Hilda United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at masonfuneralhome.netFuneral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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