Dorothy (Dotty) Marie Thompson Johnson

Dorothy (Dotty) Marie Thompson Johnson, 69, passed away on August 9, 2020 in Nassau Bay, Texas. She was born on April 26, 1951 in Pasadena, Texas to Ray and Dorothy Thompson.

Dotty is preceded in death by her father Ray Thompson, and is survived by her loving family: mother, Dorothy Thompson; husband, Doug Johnson; two daughters: Leanne Amodemo & husband Frank, and Sandy & Hugo Gutierrez; two brothers: Mike Thompson & wife Linda, and Ray Thompson; grandchildren: Aaron, Brandon and Christian; along with numerous family members and friends.

Dotty was born in Pasadena, Texas on April 26, 1951. She initially worked in sales at Foley’s, followed by time at Schlumberger. In 1983 she began a long and rewarding career with the NASA Space Shuttle Program and worked at United Space Alliance until she retired in 2010. She married her wonderful, loving husband on June 30, 1984. She loved the water, with their home located in Omega Bay. Dotty & Doug spent many hours surfing, boating, fishing and just enjoying the sun and outdoors. She also enjoyed gardening, raising monarch butterflies, taking trips in their RV and riding their Harley. And Dotty loved cooking. Family holiday gatherings were very important and she loved spending time with her grandchildren and family members. She had a passion to help all animals including her furry friends she took into her home, with the latest being Kandy. She had such devotion and compassion to her loves and causes.

A service will be held Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:00 am at Crowder Funeral Home – Dickinson, 851 FM 517 Road West, Dickinson, TX 77539. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Dotty’s memory may do so to the Humane Society.


  1. I love you, mom

    Leanne Amodemo
  2. As a yoga friend of Dottie and Dorothy, I am so sad to hear of her passing! She will be missed and never forgotten. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family as they mourn her going home. She is certainly with Jesus and we will be reunited with her one day.

  3. I am just so sorry to hear this. I just saw Dotty at our 50th high school reunion. Prayers for the family.

    Jan Kerr Laatsch
  4. So very sorry to hear this. Sending my condolences, and prayers 💙🙏

    Ann Sandman
  5. Rest in peace my beautiful friend.
    To her family, My prayers to all for peace and comfort.
    I’m so sad for your loss.

    Pamela Nichols
  6. My friend Dotty, I miss you so. I miss our laughs; I miss our cries….I wish I could have taken your illness away and filled it with sunshine and butterflies. “So many years come and gone. And yet the memory is strong. One word we never could learn
    Good-bye” Amy Grant said it best. It is hard to say goodbye, but rest and I will see you someday.

    Janet Morris
  7. Saddened to hear about Dottie’s passing. She has eternal
    Life now and is well. Until I see you again my friend I will cherish the beautiful memories we shared. I’ll always love you my friend. Prayers of comfort, strength, and peace sent to Doug and the family. 🙏🙏🙏

    Debra Alaniz
  8. To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. We will miss you, but see you again one day.

    Arlene Worrell
  9. R.I.P. my beautiful friend, you are at peace now after a long battle. I will never look at a beautiful sunset again without thinking of you, you will be missed, we love you dearly..

  10. My dear friend, lover of life and all it’s goodness. You ‘re it’s best example. Your light has shown on us all an will not be denied ever. God speed!

  11. I couldn’t believe when I heard the sad news today. Dotty was one of my first friends when I started working at the Johnson Space Center in Building 5 in 1986. What a truly wonderful person!

    Linda Bilotta Liechty
  12. I was sad to read of her passing. I will dearly miss my occasional chats with her of her colorful plumeria and the pictures of beautiful sunsets that she posted for all to enjoy. So I send my condolences to her family. May all your happy memories of her sustain you. God Bless.

    Jean M Gill
  13. My deepest sympathy to Doug and her family. Dotty and I had so much fun together in high school, and enjoyed our visits at our class reunions. She was a dear friend and will be missed. God’s peace and comfort to all.

    Allene Schmitt
  14. I will remember, all he great times at the beach, the year we went to Cabo and experienced the storm, traveling to Hawaii round trip for less than $300, riding motorcycles and waiting on John Boelsche, the dogs we loved, the boat rides and parties, parties, parties. You are with my beloved that have passed on I will look for you when I pass on. Love you Dotty. So glad I got to see you this year. Carol and the Herd.

    Carol Kight-Dufour
  15. So very sad of hearing of Dotty’s passing. She was one of those who was always a delight to see in Bldg-5, (NASA folks understand where that is). In all of the years I’ve known her I never heard a cross word nor ever saw anything but her beautiful smile. She was truly a bright light that has been extinguished too soon.

    Michael Barnard
  16. Doug, I’m so so sorry. Since moving away I didn’t stay in touch as I should have. We all had really good times while we were there. Some of my fondest memories. Some would say there’s no way they could know how you feel right now, but I can. I lost Gary in April so I know how broken hearted you are. I loved Dotty and will truly miss her.. My prayers and loving wishes are with you right now. Trust in the Lord and he will help you through it. If you ever need to talk please call me.

    Georgiann Ross Coakley
  17. I enjoyed the time we worked together in Bldg. 5, she was a great worker with many wonderful skills. She had a great smile and was always happy about things. You could tell she enjoyed her job. 69, that’s a young age. I didn’t realize she wasn’t that much older than me. My mm died of cancer at age 69 too. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

    David Dunn
  18. All of my heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Dotty. She will be missed.

    Robert Fridge
  19. May God’s angels welcome you into heaven which you so bravely deserve.
    My yoga friend and neighbor never to be forgotten.
    My deepest condolences to her family and furry companions. Dotty exhibited courage and grace despite the most challenging of circumstances.
    Rest well.

    Kim Cavarretta
  20. My deepest sympathy to Doug and family. She was a wonderful person and loved her family so much.

    Belinda Dean
  21. As so many have said Dottie was always smiling and upbeat. Truly a fine fine lady and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family and all of her many friends.

    Kent Pollock
  22. Rest in peace beautiful, angel friend, until we meet again. You were taken too soon. I loved you and miss you.

    Ruth Faltesek
  23. I couldn’t believe the news of Dottie passing. She was one of the most genuine people I ever had the privilege to know. Her smile will be missed by many. God’s speed Dottie.

    Liz Whatley
  24. Dottie was such a genuine, sweet person. Her smile will be missed.

    Liz Whatley
  25. You will be missed by many. Love and Rest In Peace. Margaret Lauletta

    Margaret Lauletta
  26. Doug and family, My sincere sympathy to you all. Dotty was an amazing person. She made us all feel loved. I will always remember her smile and wit. May wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort.

    Laurie Labra
  27. Sorry for your loss. I celebrate the life of Dotty and am mourning her with you in this trying time.”

    Ethel (Jarden) Harrell

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