Dorothy Wooley

Dorothy Wooley, 74, of La Marque, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Webster, TX.   She was born January 31, 1943, in Galveston, TX to William and Dorothy Perthuis.  Dorothy was a great homemaker and loved spending time with her family.  She did everything she could to get to events and spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren even though they were spread apart. Dorothy enjoyed sewing, embroidery, and making baby blankets. She was a loving and caring woman to all her family and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband James Allen Wooley, and son James Andrew Wooley.

She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth Kay Jennings and husband Will, Elizabeth Ann Bracewell and husband Ken, Lois Jeannine Johnson and husband Melvin; brother Ellis Perthuis; aunt Wilodyne Hooper; nephew Scott Perthuis; cousin Freddie Carmichael; brother-in-law Earl Hingle Jr.; extended family: Betty and Russell Cornitius, Roy and Bea Anthony, Rosie Richards,  Darlene Richard, Wanda Bryant, Catalina Berndt, and Carol and Martin Rygaard; five granddaughters, six grandsons, four great granddaughters, four great grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews and good friends.

A visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday, January 12, 2018, Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. Services will be held at 10:00am, Saturday January 13, 2018, at the funeral home, Deacon John Carrillo officiating. Interment will follow at the Hypolite Perthuis Cemetery, Hitchcock, TX.

Pallbearers will be Gelon Jennings, Jr., Kevin Eskridge, Kelvin Eskridge, Scott Perthuis, Nathan Perthuis, Tre’Vion Lindsey, Eddie Carmichael and Freddie Carmichael.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ellis Perthuis, Russell & Betty Cornituis, Roy & Bea Anthony, Rosie Richards, Catalina Berndt, Martin & Carol Rygaard, Darlene Richard, Aunt Wilodyne Hooper, Will Jennings, Ken Bracewell and Melvin Johnson.



  1. To the Wooley girls, I am so sad for your loss of your sweet mama. I know your hearts are heavy. I am currently fighting that ugly flu bug so don’t know if I will be able to make her service, but wanted you to know the Crosby family is thinking about all of you and sends our condolences. Libby Crosby

    Libby Crosby
  2. I can’t tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Your mother has been a dear friend and extended family member to our entire family. I met her when we first moved LaMarque/Hitchcock 1987 through my best friend Jeannine. She has stayed close with us the last 30 yrs. The Rygaard family has known her for much longer and have fond memories with her as their closest friend and extended family. She will be greatly missed by many but know she was so happy to be rejoined to her best friend and husband James. Jeannine, I love you dearly and cherish our friendship. Prayers of comfort and strength to you each.

    Holly Rygaard

    Holly Rygaard
  3. Ann – I am so sorry for your loss. I never knew what true heartbreak was until my own mother passed away a year ago, but I surrendered to God and He covered me with His grace and love and healed my pain. He will do it for you, too.

    On a lighter note, when I think about your mom, I can’t help but smile and remember the slumber parties at your house in the late 70s. She was right there in the middle of all us girls: laughing, listening to music and just having fun. I’ll always remember her that way.

    Marie Sausser
  4. Kay, Ann, and Jeannine, can’t begin to tell you how much I miss my friend and neighbor. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t look at the house, think about her, and wish that Dottie were still with us. But, I realize that she is in a better place. She was a sincere friend and will be greatly missed. All I had to do was ask, and she would be there for me. I love your mother as a dear friend. Be Blessed!

    Wanda R. Bryant

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