Dorothy Dixie Goolsby Bunkley
Monday, 18 February 2013
Services for Dixie Bunkley,95, of Temple will be Feb. 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Claybar Funeral home in Orange, Texas, with the Reverend Mike Umbenhaur of First Presbyterian Church of Orange officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Fri., Feb. 8 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Orange.
Mrs. Bunkley died on Fri., Feb. 1, 2013, at a local hospital in Temple.
Born in Winnsboro, Texas, on Dec. 17, 1917, Dixie was the daughter of Isaiah Lee Goolsby and Lula Belle Cowley Goolsby. Dixie was the last of her seven brothers and sisters to pass away. During World War II, she moved to Orange where her husband Sterling was employed in a shipyard.
Dixie graduated from University of Houston with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. She taught school for 25 years in the Orange, Texas, area.
She was a member of First Presbyterian church in Orange for 65 years, teaching Sunday school and Bible school. After moving to Temple, she worshiped at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Temple, Texas. Dixie was active in the Christian Women Organization and the Retired Teachers Association.
Her hobbies included gardening, reading, and music.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling Bunkley, a marriage lasting 69 years.
Dixie is survived by her Son, Rex Bunkley, and his wife Pat, of Sun Lake, Ariz., and two daughters, Sandy Mason, and her husband Clarence of Belton, Sharon Hogg and her husband Buster of Bridge City, Texas. She is also survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be David Mason, Mike Bunkley, David Reeves, Clarence Mason, Buster Hogg, and Jeremy Hogg.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Arbor House Memory Care Center in Temple for all the love and care shown to Dixie.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Children's Home, P.O. Box 140888, Austin, TX 78714-9981.