Dorothy Clanton Burk Browning, 87, of Orange, and previously of Bridge City, was called to her Heavenly home on Sept. 24, 2016, after a lengthy illness.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, Sept. 28, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City, with the Rev. Doug Shows officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.
Born in Franklin, Aug. 14, 1929, she was the daughter of Millard Fillmore Clanton and Mary Ruth Taylor Clanton. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School at Port Acres in 1948, where she played basketball and the French horn. She got married right out of high school and worked at Texaco Island for about three years before starting a family. Dorothy loved her family very much and always put them above and beyond her own needs.
Dorothy was a volunteer for the American Red Cross in Orange and taught swimming lessons to both children and adults for 38 years. She was a member of the Golden Triangle American Art League where she entered many contests and won many outstanding awards for her talented work. She was also a past worthy matron of The Order of the Eastern Star in Bridge City. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City where she taught Sunday school for over 40 years. She loved the Lord with all her heart, and in her later years, she loved her Sunday school department where she was very involved with the Senior Citizen Group, especially when it came to dominoes. She loved her Lord, family, life, people, travel and last, but not least, game night!
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband of 49 years, Billy E. Burk; second husband of 16 ½ years, Grover D. Browning; daughter, Billie Ruth Magee; son, Paul Burk; grandchildren, Wendy Lynn Fontaine, Travis F. Daigle, and Sommer Michelle Burk; sisters, Jeanne Fawvor, and Oleta Beth Clanton; nephew, Mark Domaschk; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of dear friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Katherine G. Galbreath and husband, Sam, of Bridge City; daughter-in-law, Teresa Burk, of Orange; two grandchildren, Zach Young and wife, Penny, of Bridge City and Shelley Bagley, of Orange; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Norman and husband, Jacob, Taylor Fontaine and wife, Rebecca, Tristen Burk, Shalyn Bagley; one great-great-grandchild, Liam Fontaine and one on the way and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Serving as pallbearers will be Zach Young, Taylor Fontaine, Tristen Burk, Sam Galbreath, Justin Galbreath, Tyler Andrepont, Jacob Norman and John Mark Domaschk. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul W. Burk, deceased and Bill Fawvor.
A special thanks goes to New Century Hospice. The love, kindness, caring and compassion shown during this time will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church Bridge City at 200 West Roundbunch Road, Bridge City, TX, 77611 in memory of Dorothy M. Browning.