Dorothy Marie Williams Steward was born August 16, 1926 in Rosebud, Falls County, Texas. She passed from this life into the next in Bryan, Texas, the evening of October 30, 2009. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Abilene, Texas, at a later date.
Dorothy, who went by Dot, graduated from Abilene Christian College with a degree in Business in 1948 and worked for years as a secretary, first in churches in Abilene and in Portland, Oregon, and then as an executive secretary with Humble Oil in Houston. She married Chester E. Steward in 1968, in Houston, Texas, and moved to Steward Ranch outside of Durango, Colorado.
She was a painter, sculptor, seamstress, amateur rock hound, and avid reader. She enjoyed driving the tractors on the ranch and all aspects of life on a mountain ranch. She had no children but was a great influence on her nieces and nephews. She was a woman of great faith. In her retirement, she lived in Farmington, New Mexico, Tucson, Arizona, and most recently in Bryan, Texas, at the Carriage Inn and St. Joseph Manor.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ewell R. Williams, Sr. and Nora Mae Young Williams, her brother, Ewell R. Williams, Jr., and her husband, Chester E. Steward.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Bob Newman, of Pasadena, TX; nephews, Peter E. Williams and wife Jenifer, of Oklahoma, John D. Williams, of Bryan, TX, J. Eric Williams and wife Robin, of Spring, TX; nieces, Molly Garwood and husband Peter, of Donie, TX, Kathryn Mary Black, of Houston, TX; sister-in-law, Freda Rhoads; and nine great nieces and nephews.