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Dorothy Barnett

June 27, 1929 — September 30, 2017

Dorothy Walvoord Barnett, 88, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2017 at her residence. In the weeks before her death and at her passing, Dorothy, affectionately known as “Meme”, was visited, cared for, and comforted by her loving family and friends.
Graveside service: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton. Visitation: 6 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook 76126.
Dorothy was born on June 27, 1929 in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin To Christopher and Erna Walvoord, She grew up in Denton, where she thoroughly enjoyed childhood at her parents' home on North Locust, with siblings, Elaine, Margaret and David. After graduating from Denton High School, Dorothy went on to earn a Business degree from Texas Women's University. In June of 1950, Dorothy married Jim Barnett at the Little Chapel in the Woods on the TWU campus. In addition to raising her four children, Karen, Richard, Craig, and David, Dorothy worked in Human Resources at Dallas County Community College District for over 30 years. She enjoyed her coworkers and Sunday School class at Arbor Lawn Methodist Church, often hosting guests in her home. Dorothy also enjoyed volunteering at Casa Manana as a docent as well as gardening, needlepoint, sewing, crocheting, and knitting. After retirement at age 65, Dorothy was fond of travel, participating often in Tauck Tours all over the world.
She enjoyed a full life, but above all else, Dorothy was passionate about her family and friends. When her children were young, the family took many driving and camping trips all over the United States. As a grandmother, she attended more sporting events and performances than she could count. Family meals and celebrations were a regular occurrence, and Dorothy insisted on preparing everything herself, rarely requesting that her children bring anything. She simply loved to love them, and she did so well.
Dorothy was the center of her family's world and was loved beyond words by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who extend a special thanks to Hospice and the staff at Brookdale Senior Living for making her last days comfortable.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Jim, and siblings, Elaine McCarty and David Walvoord.
Survivors: Sister, Margaret Buss; children, Karen Johnston and husband, Dave of Sugarland, Richard Barnett and wife, Jerilyn, of Crowley, Craig Barnett and wife, Renee of Crowley, and David Barnett and wife, Michelle of Brock; six grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

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