Dorothy “Dotty” Gray Zerzavy, 85, of Bridge City, passed peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 6, at her home.

The family welcomes friends for visitation from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at the home of Tom Zerzavy, 526 Honeysuckle Dr. in Bridge City.

A graveside service will immediately follow at a cemetery to be determined. Friends may call Claybar Funeral Home, 886-4445 or access the funeral home website at for the location of the graveside service.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 15, 1926, Dotty was the daughter of Dr. Watson Womack Gray and Dorothy (Davis) Gray, RN. She was a nurse practitioner and had worked in several states and throughout the world.

Dotty was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Hopkins, second husband, Dr. Frederick Maria Zerzavy, and brothers, Thomas Gray and Richard Gray.

Family members left to cherish her memory are her children, Dorothy Maria “Didi” Zerzavy Allen of Phoenix, AZ., Mary Zerzavy Johnston, RN of Scottsdale, AZ., Tom Zerzavy of Bridge City and Marcia “Squeak” Zerzavy Scott and husband Trent of Edmond, OK.; step daughter, Iris Hannah Baumann.

Other survivors include grandchildren, Laura J. Johnston Paris and husband, Daniel, Christine Johnston Clark and husband Edsel, Jennifer Allen Ramirez and husband, Edgardo, Elizabeth Jeanne Allen, David Joseph Allen, Anne Marie Johnston, Christopher Zerzavy and wife Deidra, Jessica Maria Scott Yocum and husband Sonny, Kenneth Dale Scott and Rachael Genise Scott; step grandchildren, Petra Martina Baumann and Stefan Baumann.

Dotty also leaves her six great grandchildren, Alexander Jordan Allen Smith, Orian Allen Ramirez, Allyssa Marlene Paris, Hannah Danielle Paris, Grace Catherine Clark, Sadie Joy Clark, Abigail Catherine Kling, John Thomas Kling; and her precious pets, Tonka and RutRow.

Dotty also leaves many dear friends whose lives she touched throughout her journey in life.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the March of Dimes or the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704.