Dottie Dishman Couser
Dottie Dishman Couser, 79, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, July 23. Dottie was born Sept. 8, 1933 in Beaumont, to Mr. and Mrs. A.E. (Jack) Dishman.
She graduated from Beaumont High in 1951, and the University of North Texas with a degree in Speech Therapy. UNT held a special place in her heart as she met and married her husband, Robert H. Couser, in 1954. While at North Texas, she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She taught many years in Port Arthur, TX, Parkersburg, WV, and retired from her teaching career at North Junior High in Orange.
She was an active member in the Service League and First United Methodist Church. Dottie completed research on the local Atakapa Indian tribe, which was used in a published book. One of her favorite pastimes was volunteering at the Heritage House Museum. She especially enjoyed sharing the Christmas spirit by playing her favorite Christmas carols on the piano.
Dottie is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 59 years, Robert H. Couser; daughter, Carter Tarrer, and her husband, Jay Tarrer, of Wilmington, N.C.; son, Kyle Couser and wife, Vicki Couser of Longview; two granddaughters, Megan Tarrer and Kailey Couser; and grandson, Austin Tarrer.
Hours of laughter were shared amongst family and friends during “competitive” domino and card games. Dottie was loved by all and a favorite of many. Her kindness was infectious and she had a boundless sense of humor.
A gathering of friends and family will be from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, July 25, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Her funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Orange at 10:00 am, July 26, with interment to follow at Orange Forest Lawn.
Memorial donations may be directed to First United Methodist Church of Orange, 502 N. 6th Street, Orange, TX 77630; or the Heritage House Museum, 905 W. Division Orange, TX 77630.