Dorothy Kelly

dorothy kelly

November 12, 1922 ~ July 13, 2021

Born in: Fairbanks, TX
Resided in: College Station, TX

Dorothy Elizabeth Deacon Kelly of College Station, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on July 13, 2021. A graveside service will take place at Rest-Ever Park Cemetery on Friday, July 16, at 10:30am. Services are in the care of Callaway Jones funeral and cremation Center Bryan College Station Texas.
Dorothy was born November 12, 1922 in Fairbanks Texas. She moved to College Station in 1961 with husband, Roy William Kelly, their three children, her father and mother. They purchased land from Mr. Longmire south of College to run their dairy farm.
Dorothy worked at Texas A&M University Sterling C. Evans Library for 35 years. She retired in 1994. While working, she made most of her clothing and family  member also. After retiring, Dorothy volunteered at the a Bush Presidential Library since it opened 1997 and was asked by the museum archivist if she would be willing to make a copy of Barbara Bush’s wedding dress.  She is the Queen Mother to her quilting group creating beautiful quilts for her family and friends.
Dorothy is survived by daughter Jackie and husband Lee Culver; his sons, Roy William Kelly Jr., and wife Denise, Thomas and wife Elizabeth (Nettie) Kelly; her six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and other close relatives. Proceeding her in death, her parents, Cyril and Alberta H. Deacon; husband Roy William Kelly, sisters, Estelle and husband Sam Bilnoski, Emily and husband Harold Heiman.


Graveside Service: July 16, 2021 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Restever Memorial Park Cemetery
5103 N. Texas Ave.
Bryan, TX 77803


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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Such a sweet lady.
    Thomas and Ginger Lanehart

  2. I travelled many a mile with Dot over the years that we bowled together as “Kelly’s Girls.” Sending my love and prayers to all of the family.

  3. So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady and wonderful quilter. It was a pleasure to know her. My prayers are with your family.

  4. Dear Jackie,

    My deepest condolences and prayers are for you and your family over the passing of your dear mother, Dorothy. I have the fondest memories of you and your family and remember when you all moved to College Station. God bless you. Love, Cheri

  5. I’ll never forget sweet Dorothy and her hard work for the Bush Library. It was such a blessing to know her. I’m so sorry she is gone.

  6. I adored Dorothy! She and I worked at TAMU for many years and she was a regal, sweet, compassionate lady in every way. It is a sad day to lose such a wonderful lady. Hugs and prayers.

    Frances Zboril Dotson

  7. Dear Thomas,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Please know that she, you, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Paula Acre

  8. Hi Thomas,
    I am so sorry for the lost of your mother and dad also. I haven’t seen you in some years but I worked at NAPA for many years with you and your family. I will never forget the kindness that your family expressed to me. May God give you peace with your special lost.

  9. My sincerest condolences to the family. Dorothy was a wonderful Bush Library volunteer and unselfishly used her skills to recreated Mrs. Bush’s wedding dress for the permanent exhibit because we would not exhibit the original. Her re-creation remains in the exhibit to this day. May she rest in peace.

    Warren Finch
    Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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