She was born in Boyd, Texas on July 19, 1919. She was proceeded in her death by her Mother and Father, Stella (Hon) and L.V. Hamilton, her husband, Wilson Deats whom she was married to for 71 years, daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Phil Burbank and by a granddaughter, Wyndi Deats. She is survived by her son, Wyndell and his wife, Molly Deats, She has one granddaughter, Phyllis and her husband, William White Jr. She has two grandsons, Deats Burbank and his wife, Ricki and Jack Deats. She has four great-grandsons; Josh and wife, Katrina, Dylan, Trey and Kody; a great-granddaughter Brady and great-great granddaughter, Trinity.
Phraulene graduated from Dickinson High School in 1936 with Wilson. They were married in 1939. She attended 10 different schools in her 11 years of public education. After graduation, she attended a business school in Houston. Later she started working for Walter Hall at Citzens State Bank and after went to work in the personnel department at Monsanto in Texas City. She retired from Monsanto in 1987 with 30+ years.
She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church in Dickinson. If there was a job to be done at the church, Phraulene would do it. She was member of the National Secretaries Association. She was a member of the D.A.R. She was on the board of Dickinson Chamber of Commerce, serving as President one time, and was twice elected to the Dickinson City Council. She and Wilson were part of the founding of the Dickinson Empty Stocking Committee. She was on their board until her health prevented her from attending meetings and working.
The family would like to thank Phraulene’s caregiver, Olivia W. and the Hospice Care Team members, especially her nurse, Tobi.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. A memorial service will be Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 1:00pm at
First Methodist Church in Dickinson. Rev. John Reasons will officiate. Prior to the memorial service there will be a private family burial at Dickinson City Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to FUMC, Dickinson, 200 W. Pine Drive, Dickinson or Empty Stocking at P.O. Box 912, Dickinson, 77539 or the charity of your choice.