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Funeral services for Dorothy Palmer (Dotty) Evans, 85, originally of Aransas Pass, were set for 11 a.m., Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Calvary Baptist Church, 4111 Airport Ave, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Burial followed at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Hypolite Perthius Cemetery in Hitchcock.

On April 26, 1926, in Aransas Pass, God blessed this world with His faithful servant, Dorothy May (Dotty) Palmer.

She died May 23, 2011, in Bellville.

Dorothy dedicated her life to the Lord at an early age. She had a loving Christian nature and touched many people during her lifetime.

On Dec. 27, 1946, Dorothy was united in marriage to William Lee Evans, whom she had known since first grade.

At the age of 20, she enrolled at Mary Hardin Baylor University, where she majored in music and minored in English. After graduation, her dreams shifted from being a concert pianist to motherhood and spreading her love of music to as many children as possible through piano lessons.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Doyle T. Palmer and Meta May Hepler Palmer; husband, William L. Evans; two daughters, Meta Lee Evans and Dorothy Doyle McKinney; and four brothers.

Dorothy leaves behind to celebrate her life, two sons, Les and Alice Evans and Larry and Beth Evans; 6 grandchildren, Sheila and Phillip Sutherland, Brandy and Melvin Phillips, Tammy Reese, Faith Evans, Robert Evans, and Ashley Higgins; and 12 great grandchildren.

Serving as Pallbearers are Raymond Huskey, Ken Haverlaugh, Tom McClendon, John Richardson, Robert Taylor, and Barry Feldt. Honorary Pallbearer is Terri Porter.

 Memorials may be given in her memory to Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX 77833.

 Condolence messages may be written for the Evans family at

Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281)342-4671.

Posted by Joy Neely



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