Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


June 9, 2014

Dorothy Ann Brittain

Dorothy was born March 22, 1944 in Cheltenham, England during World War II.  Her father was an American soldier and her mother was a British war bride.  Dorothy traveled with her mother, Doris Bond Brittain, to the United States on the Queen Mary in 1946.

As a child, Dorothy attended public schools in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1962.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church with her parents Charlie and Doris Brittain.  Dorothy had three children, Tom Pease, Ann Barnes and John Barnes.  

After raising her children in Corsicana, Dorothy moved to Dallas where she was an active volunteer with CASA, Side Walk Chalk Arts and the SPCA.

Dorothy moved to Montgomery County to be close to her fiancé, David Rhodes.  While living at Lake Conroe Dorothy volunteered with MCPAS (Montgomery County Performing Arts Society), the Republican Women's Party, and Friends of the Conroe Symphony. Dorothy was also active with St. Mary's Church in Plantersville and Sacred Heart Catholic School in Conroe. She assisted in the political campaigns for Wayne Mack, Craig Doyle, and Will Metcalf among others in the republican party.  

Dorothy never met a stranger, loved to cook for small and large groups and was always trying a new recipe. She loved to knit and routinely gave her work away to friends. Dorothy was an avid sailor and taught sailing to people young and old; she loved being on the water, speaking often about how the water sounded hitting the boat and how quiet it was to be on the water.

Following a brief illness, Dorothy passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

Dorothy is survived by her fiancé David Rhodes; her children and grandchildren Tom and Angie Pease, Cheyanne, Charlie and Savannah Pease, Ann and Terry Watkins and son Ian Cunningham, and Johnny  and Janet Barnes and Chloe Barnes. Dorothy is also survived by her brothers Richard and Rusty Brittain, her sister Debbie Hudson and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

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