Dorothy Anderson Holland

Dorothy Anderson Holland

December 29, 1922 – April 11, 2017

Dorothy Anderson Holland, passed away into heaven on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, joining her husband of 55 years, Curtis Robert Holland there. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 pm on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center. Funeral service will be at 11am, Friday, April 14, 2017, at A&M United Methodist Church with Pastor Preston Greenwaldt. Interment will follow in the College Station City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers Bryan-College Station.

Dorothy was born in Cordova, Tennessee, December 29, 1922. In 1941 she embarked on a career in journalism, moving to Denton, Texas to Texas Woman’s University. She was an exemplary student and before graduating became the editor in chief for the university’s annual; was on the Dean’s List and listed in the World’s Who’s Who of Women. Dorothy was also a student reporter for the Denton Record–Chronicle. She was initiated into Theta Sigma Phi, honorary journalism fraternity for women at Texas Woman’s University as well. She was then recruited by Texas A&M University to join the Agricultural Extension Service as a journalistic editor. While writing and editing articles for the university and the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, she also was a published author for Farmer’s Stockman, The Cattleman, and Pecan Quarterly plus other notable agricultural publications. In 1968, she earned her Masters Degree in Education from Texas A&M University. From 1972 – 1973 she served as president of the Texas Woman’s University Alumnae Association. She was also on the board of the Beautify Texas Council. Before retiring, Dorothy was appointed interim head of the Department of Agriculture Communications at Texas A&M University, and was the recipient of the Award for Superior Service from the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Dorothy was a lifetime member of the A&M United Methodist Church and supported it throughout her 71 years as a member. She also supported numerous charities including veterans associations; ASPCA; Salvation Army; and others.

Preceding Dorothy in death are her husband, Curtis Robert Holland, a WWII Veteran, whom she married in 1945; her sister Bernice Anderson Humphreys; her parents William Robert Anderson and Eddie Blanch Anderson; and nephew Ed Humphreys II.

Survivors include her daughter Cheryl Holland Bridges and husband Raymond Edwin Bridges; and Raymond’s daughters Angela Kleppe and Pamela Johnson and their families; Diane Humphreys-Barlow and family; Jim Humphreys; and the Holland’s of Brazos County, Austin, Houston areas and California.

We wish to thank the wonderful staff at the Isle of Watercrest for the care they have given Dorothy over the past two and half years. Also, special thanks to Carol Clark, owner of TCL Provider Services and her staff members for the true Tender Loving Care and prayers they have provided and shared with Dorothy and her families.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the A&M United Methodist Church; Texas Women’s University Association of Former Students; Texas A&M University Foundation; or one’s favorite charity.

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  1. Dear Chari and all the Hollands, and Raymond and daughters, Aunt Dot was a special person in my life, and I will always be so grateful for the encouragement and support she gave me all my life. She set a standard for “lady.” I’m also grateful for her pioneering the rise of women in the workplace. Every time I called her, she insisted I come for a visit. I wish I could have, but I hold vivid images of her in my mind, and cherish our talks.

    I love you all. You all set a standard for “family.”

  2. Growing up with Cheri, it was always fun to be at home with the Hollands. Mrs. Holland was always generous, gracious, and welcoming to us, and she has a wonderful daughter as a result. All of us kids in College Station admired her so much. Rest in peace, dear lady.

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