Katheryn Susan Doshier Mathis

December 4, 1952-June 1, 2019

Katheryn Susan Doshier Mathis was born December 4th, 1952 in Tulsa, Ok. The second child and first daughter born to the delight of Gene Doshier and Norma Gene Cranfill Doshier. Kathie immediately became the apple of her Daddy’s eye. She grew up in Tulsa, was an active member in her church youth group, and graduated from Nathan Hale High School in 1971. Shortly after graduation Kathie married and had two sons, Andy and Chris Moutray. The family was called to ministry and Kathie attended the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. After Seminary the family moved to College Station, Texas where they ministered at Parkway Baptist Church.

Kathie met and married the love of her life Robert “Bear” Mathis in 1987. Kathie had a successful career with Texas A&M University, rising to the rank of Associate Director for Transportation Services (Parking Transit and Traffic at the time), one of the first women to achieve that high of a position with the university. In Kathie’s time at A&M she was awarded the President’s Meritorious Service Award (1991) and was the President of the Texas Parking Association (2001-2002). After retiring from A&M she and Bob moved to Cushing, Oklahoma where they operated an elk hunting operation with her sister. They also took care of her parents before their passing, and renewed cherished friendships with members of the Harvard Avenue Baptist Church, which was her home church from the time she was a little girl. Wishing to be closer to their children, Kathie and Bob moved back to Texas in 2014.

Kathie was a master organizer. Whether it was a beautifying a closet, coordinating a school project, moving to a new house, planning a trip or even helping get someone’s life back together, she was the “go to” person. Kathie’s passion was for taking care of and enjoying her family. She was the “glue” that held us together. Her home was always open and welcoming, a place of celebration or a mecca to retreat to. She always hosted the family holiday dinners and gatherings. She cooked Sunday dinners for the family, with the best homemade rolls ever! She made each and every birthday for her children and grandchildren special. She went to all the ballgames, graduations, and school activities. Kathie loved the Lord, was devoted to her husband, children, and grandchildren (who affectionately called her home “Grandmaland”). She gave freely and generously to others and was a loyal and devoted friend. She loved us fiercely and completely.

Weep with us in our grief but rejoice in knowing that Kathie is in Heaven. She has seen the face of her Lord and Savior, and has been reunited with family and friends. Kathie waits with open arms to welcome us when we arrive. Kathie is survived by: her husband, Robert Charles Mathis; her two children, Gary Andrew Moutray and wife, Janeth of Bryan, Texas, Christopher Shane Moutray and wife, Rebecca of Madisonville, Texas; five grandchildren; Colin Moutray of Wentzville, Mo., Nila Moutray of Bryan, Tx., Cora Moutray of Wentzville, Mo., Nina Moutray of Bryan, Tx., and Jacob Hull of Madisonville, Tx.; two brothers, Ronnie Doshier and wife, Sally of Flagstaff, Az., and Randie Doshier and wife, Holly of Broken Arrow, Ok.; one sister, Sharrie Doshier Withiam and husband, Sam of Cushing, Ok; many cousins; an aunt; friends and loved ones too numerous to mention.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6th at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center in Bryan, Texas. A celebration of Kathie’s life will be held 10 am on Friday, June 7th in the Bluebonnet Chapel of Callaway-Jones Funeral Center followed by a graveside service in Rest Ever Memorial Park.

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  1. My heart and spirit will be with you Friday as you celebrate the life of my dear friend, Kathie! “Absent from the body, present with the Lord” FOREVER! Much love to all of you!

  2. I knew Kathie at Harvard Avenue Baptist (HAB) Church during our school years. I have great memories, including Girls’ Auxiliary (GA) meetings and sleep overs. I haven’t seen you lately, Kathie, but know one day I’ll see you again.

  3. Momma, I’m going to miss you until I see you again. You make sure and find my son up there and you keep him with you till I get there.

    Love,
    Ann

  4. Many childhood memories come to mind of our times together at Harvard Ave Baptist Church. Sadness at your loss, Kathie, turns to joy when I think of you with Jesus. We will meet again.

    To your family who miss you dearly: My prayers are with you.

  5. May the peace and comfort that only our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ , can give at this time be with all the family . You are in our prayers. Doug & Pearl

  6. June 6, 2019
    Bob
    I am in Houston at Methodist Hospital with my wife, otherwise I would be there
    I am so sorry for your loss
    You were privileged to have Kathy
    I hope you will -slowly – find things to fill the void in your life – it won’t be easy
    Allen

  7. To the family I wish you peace and love please try to remember all the good she has done. I love and admire you Kathie go rest now and I will see you later.

  8. Dear Andy and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Please take comfort in
    knowing that she is with the Lord and that she will live on your memories of her.

    Sincerely,
    Paula Acre

  9. I just learned of Kathy’s death and I am so sorry for your lost, I know she will be greatly missed. I will continue to pray for the family. All my love BJ

  10. Dear Grandma,

    I will always miss you! Please try to find my big brother or sister in heaven if you can! Live happily with your Lord and your parents!

    Love you always

  11. Dear Grandma,
    With each day, some it’s harder, some it’s easier. But I love and miss you so much and can’t wait to see you one day, and don’t worry, I’ll never forget you were there when I was born. I love you to the moon and back!!

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