Dorothy Foreman Trant

Dorothy Foreman Trant
September 1, 1935 – February 14, 2018

Dorothy Foreman Trant passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2018. Her husband, of nearly 50 years, Blocker Trant, preceded her in death. A visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018, and her Life Tribute Services honoring Dorothy’s life is 10am, Monday, February 19, 2018, both at Callaway-Jones Funeral Centers. Life Tribute Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers Bryan-College Station.

Dorothy was born in Troupe, Texas to Ernest J. Foreman and Gladys Lucille Henderson Foreman. She moved to Houston as a young girl and graduated from Milby High School and attended Business College before meeting Blocker at Waugh Drive Baptist Church. Dorothy was head teller for a bank in the Gulf Building, when it was the tallest building in Houston Texas. After her marriage in 1954 Dorothy and Blocker remained in Houston area until 1962 when they moved to Navasota with their young daughter, Gregorie. While in Navasota they remodeled a historic home and Dorothy was active in First Baptist Church and opened a successful accounting and tax business in Bryan. The couple moved to Bryan in 1968 where they continued to work alongside each other in their accounting and tax business for over 30 years before retiring to Houston to be close to their daughter and granddaughter. Mrs. Trant also worked for Republic Energy and MHMRA. Before retirement Dorothy ran a successful bed & breakfast hosting many, many Aggies and their families for holidays and game days! They were also fortunate to have hosted many weddings in their home for friends and family, most proud of nieces and nephews of both and Blocker and Dorothy who were married in their home over the years. Dorothy enjoyed entertaining, cooking, remodeling several homes, including two historic homes, and most of all she enjoyed her family and being a Grammie. Dorothy always had a pot of coffee and cookies waiting for anyone who dropped by their home or office.

She and Blocker enjoyed raising and showing horses with their daughter and they enjoyed traveling in their later years. They also had some ventures in the restaurant business in Bryan-College Station and adopted many Aggies. Dorothy was a member of First Baptist – Bryan where she was in the choir, Singing Tree, and provided refreshments for Vacation Bible School. For the past few years Dorothy had resided in Houston and Deer Park to be close to her daughter and granddaughter.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Gladys Foreman; sister Ruby Barron and brother-in-law Rayburn, nephew Glenn Ray; brother Bobby Foreman and sister-in-law Shirley, nephew Ricky, nephew Clay Light; brother Ernest, Jr. She is survived by sister Mary Light of Houston, nephews Kirby and wife Rhonda (Washington state) great niece Rachel & great nephew Kirby, Jr., and Kranston Light, niece Lacy and husband Wayne and great nephew Matius (Hawaii); niece Jennifer Wenzler and husband Rich, nephew James; niece Dedria Mines and husband John (Alto); great nephew Billy Ray (Queen City); great niece Shannon Abulnasr and husband Ahmed, great-great nephew Mohammed (Egypt); nephew Mark Crocker and wife Janie of California; and her daughter Gregorie Tunstall and son-in-law Tracy (Deer Park) and her most beloved granddaughter Ashton Brailyn Bouline of Jacksonville, Texas. Their faith, many friends, and the knowledge that Dorothy was reunited with the love of her life, Blocker, in a heavenly reunion on Valentine’s Day, comforts the family.

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  1. I know this is a tough time,Gregorie. But, as we kids all know when we bury elder parents, they are enjoying their reward for following Jesus. Your Mom and Dad are together again and that is a joyous time for them. Your parents were wonderful people, even though I never had the opportunity to meet your Dad and only knew your Mom the last few years. I can tell because they reared a rare gem of a daughter and you blessed them with a wonderful granddaughter, as well. What a blessed family legacy they have.

  2. Gregorie – I’m so blessed that Tommie brought me into the Trant family and happy that I got to know Blocker and Dorothy. I know you are proud to have been able to call them Mom and Dad. To have had her this long was a gift.

  3. Gregorie, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was about the same age as my mother when she died 27 years ago. I still miss her as I am sure you will miss your mother the rest of your life. Our wonderful heavenly father, though, has provided hope for us all. It may be a little different from what many say, but I will list a few places that helped me. You can read them and make up your own mind:
    John 5:28, 29, Jesus promised a resurrection of the dead. Some of these will gain everlasting life. Will this be in heaven or on earth? Psalm 37:10,11,29 says that people will live on the earth forever and in true peace. Jesus quoted those words in the beatitudes in Matthew 5:5, “Happy are the mild-tempered, since they will inherit the earth.”. Revelation 21:1-4 describes a whole new world where God dwells with mankind (this has to be on earth. Mankind is not in heaven). He will also do away with death, sorrow, and pain (these have never been in heaven). This would be a wonderful place in which all families could be re-united, would’nt it? I hope this helps, some. If you would like to text me with any comments of questions my number is 762-241-7322. Steve

  4. I am so very sorry about your mom, she was a powerful influence in your life and the years at A&M that i was privileged to be with your family are some of my best memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Ashton as you mourn your mom but the last sentence in the obit says it all she is with your Dad now and that should give you some small comfort. Love you girl

  5. Dear Gregorie,
    We wish to send our sympathy, love & prayers to you and entire family….You may not remember me but for years after we used your dad & mom tax service in 60/70’s I became their housekeeper and you were riding horses and going to Allen Academy…it was a two-story house, probably still there in the Bryan historical dist.? Seeing your mom’s obit brings a lot of memories and thinking of you all with fond thoughts and wishes, Jerry & Lillian Beasley

  6. I was the best man to the marriage of Dorothy to my uncle Blocker Trant in 1954. Though my career took me abroad, I visited them every time I came home, checking out the historic homes they restored, seeing how much Gregorie had grown, always hoping to enjoy one of Dorothy’s famous B&B breakfasts. When I finally returned to the States, they hired me to “work” during a tax season under Dorothy’s supervision and patience. Lots of the latter was required. My wife Jane and I were married in their beautiful Bryan home. Dorothy arranged and hosted the reception afterwards. She was a wonderful companion for my uncle and a kind and carrying aunt. I will always remember her fondly and with love.

  7. Mrs. Dorothy Trant was a wonderful lady, always ready, always a perfectionist. My family and me owe her and Mr. Trant so much more than I can say. They extended a hand to perfect strangers, and ended being like family. I’m was sadden to hear her passing and specially not being there to say my last goodbye. My deepest respect to her family, but she is in a better place, with the love of her life.

  8. My condolences with continued prayers for the family as you navigate this time of loss. So very sorry for your loss.

  9. Gregorie I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a very sweet woman. I’m so grateful to have known her. I know this is a difficult time for you & Ashton. Sending love & peace from me, Taylor and Tyler to you both & to all who knew & loved her.
    I wish I could be there for her funeral. I’ll be with you in spirit my friend.

  10. My condolences and Prayers for you and your family. Ms. Dorothy was such a sweet person that I got to know for a short period of time.

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