Dorothy Evelyn Sonnier, 93, of Orange, passed away April 3, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 8, at 10:00 a.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. W.W Smith and the Rev. Lynn Ashcraft. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Henderson, Aug. 19, 1922, she was the daughter of Ed Wright and Roxie Flora Parker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. She had a passion for her nursing profession and caring for her patients. She had served as a nurse for 38 years and retired from Orange Memorial Hospital after 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; children, Joe Brown, Porter Brown, Marcia Hryhorchuk, Wanda Brown and Roy Roger Brown; grandchildren, Rachel Shields, Gerald Hryhorchuk and Christina Savage.

She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Schmidt of Deweyville, Paula Robertson of Vidor and Sandra Kay Lutz of Bridge City and her son, Buddy Brown of Huffman; 22 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be John Maness, Alan Glisson, John Lutz, William Schmidt, Michael Conley and Leigh Barrett.