Dorothy Mae Spies

Dorothy Mae Spies
February 27, 1930 – February 18, 2017

Dorothy Mae Spies age 86 of Bryan passed away on February 18, 2017, in Bryan. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas. Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 2:30 pm at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. Interment will follow in Bryan City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers-Bryan/College Station.

She was born on February 27, 1930, in LaGrange, Texas to Waldemar and Etta Oetken Noak.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother and a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of College Station. She enjoyed doing things for her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son Steven Spies; grandson Jeremy Spies; her brothers, Merton Noak and Waldemar Noak, Jr.; and her sister Ira Mae Hinze.

She is survived by two sons Ron Spies and wife Debbie of College Station, Jerry Spies and his fiancée Sheila Schulz; three daughters Brenda Marino and husband Vince of Bryan, Debbie Hightower and husband Ray of Bryan, and Wanda Kitchens of Sealy; grandchildren, Tim Spies and wife Angelique, Nick Spies, Doug Marino and wife Rebecca, Nicolyn Marino, Brandon Scamardo and wife Kristie, Sean Scamardo and wife Delanie, Kendra Douga, Krystal Jordan, Ashley Waldrop, Trevor Spies, Michael Prince and wife Rafaela, Michelle Hurt and husband Marcus, Steven Spies and wife Yalani; seventeen great- grandchildren and one great- great-grandson; three sisters Vernell Mertz and husband Elo of Brenham, Martha Ann Leonhardt and husband Robert of Houston, Henrietta Leonhardt and husband Alwood of Rosenberg; one sister-in-law Marcella Noak of Spring; her great-grandchildren Ainsley Spies, Lucy Spies, Morgan Marino, Molly Marino, Victor Scamardo, Chanden Scamardo, Kinley Scamardo, Parker Scamardo, Paige Waldrop, Jayden Jordan, Kaci Douga, Kiley Douga, Austyn Prince, Tyler Prince, Jose Prince and wife Jessica, Caleb Prince, Kaden Spies; her great-great-grandson Victor Scamardo, Jr.

Honoring Dorothy as Pallbearers are Doug Marino, Tim Spies, Nick Spies, Brandon Scamardo, Sean Scamardo, Trevor Spies, Michael Prince, and Steven Spies.

The family extends their thanks to the staff of Lampstand Health & Rehab of Bryan and Standards Hospice for their loving and patient care of our mother.


  1. Rest In Heavenly Peace Oma… I will forever love and miss you…. You are now healed and home with Steve and your loved ones. …. All my prayers and love to the family

  2. Wanda, my prayers are with you and your family during this time. Oma was such a wonderful woman and blessed to have so many love her.

  3. Please accept our condolences upon hearing of the death of Dorothy Mae. She was such a sweet, kind lady and I can still see her cooking supper and holding my colicky baby, Liz, at the same time. She always seemed to get Liz settled down when no one else could. She loved children, especially hers, of course. I know there were times when her life was tough, but she loved unconditionally and worked very hard as long as she was able. I will always cherish her memory and the wonderful woman she was. May she rest in peace, and may God hold you all in the palms of his hands as you cope with the loss of your loved one.

    Lois and Wilbert Noak
    3627 Noak Road
    Round Top, Texas 78954

    • Dear Aunt Lois,
      Thank you for your kind words about mom. She did love children. We always felt loved by her. And she had a special loving relationship with her grandchildren.
      Love, Brenda

    • Lois, Thank you for your kind words. She did have a way with kids, she loved them and they all loved her. Sending my love to all.


    • Lois, I just heard of Liz’s passing. I’m so sorry. I remember many times being att Oma’s and Opa’s When you all were there. She was a wonderful lady. I feel your pain and wish it could be different but life doesn’t let us have that option.
      Ronald Gene Spies

  4. Ron, Jerry, Brenda, Debbie, Wanda and families,

    Elo just told me about your mom. I am so sorry to hear the news! Mom is in an assisted living facility now and I won’t be able to make the services tomorrow either but we wanted you to know that you were in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in eternal peace now and may God wrap his loving arms around all of you and hold you close in this time of sorrow. Always remember all the good times you shared and let those memories bring you peace and comfort.

    Sending lots of love and prayers.

    • Connie, thank you so much for the note! The plant you all sent is wonderful! Roger stopped by last night. I believe he said he found out either from you or Kay Ann.
      I hope your Mom is doing okay and tell her hello.

      Ronald Gene

    • Connie,
      Thank you for your kind words. I would love to go visit Aunt Rosalie. Please let me know in which assisted living facility she is living.

  5. Ms. Dorothy was a wonderful woman and neighbor. May she rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. –Arthur Moreno and Family

  6. Ron: So sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. Please know that you and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and God bless!

    Your friends,

    Barbara and JamesDrews

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