Phraulene Hamilton Deats

Deats, Phraulene picPhraulene Hamilton Deats passed away in her sleep Monday morning, September 14 surrounded by her loving family in her own home. She was a long time resident of Dickinson.

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.


  1. My precious Hamilton Family,

    What a JOY Aunt Phraulene always was! She certainly put a smile on my face with every encounter. I know Aunt Jo Ann was thrilled to see her and my Grandpa Wyndell is overjoyed to have both sisters with him again. I am thankful for the promise of eternity, so that we can all be at the feet of Jesus together one day.

    I send much love to every one of you!

    Ginger Hamilton Burk
  2. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family for your loss. I know my mother would be saddened to hear of Phraulene’s passing.

    Lisa Jones Billingsley
  3. Phrauline was a very special person. I was privileged to know her. She was a major part of the closeness and support of our long time Sunday School class. My love and sympathy goes out to all of you at this sad time.

    Joy Dibello
  4. Thoughts and Prayers to the Family of this Sweet,Sweet Lady.We loved having her at our Hair Salon.She will be missed .With Love,all the Girls at the shop

    Marilyn's Hair Care
  5. Just learned of Mrs. Deats death. We are so sad! We are now living in San Antonio, but we knew her well through Doris, her daughter. To Phylis and the family, our most sincere condolences.
    Jose and Sara Castillo

    Jose and Sara Castillo

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