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Vivian Dobbs

March 4, 1929 — January 13, 2022


Vivian Dobbs was born Mar 4, 1929 to parents Burney Vandivere and Vivian Brown in Wellington, Tex.

Vivian  graduated from Wellington High School and later married her best friend Malcolm Nathan Dobbs on Sept. 3, 1947.  This union produced five children:  Michael L. Dobbs, Travis L. Dobbs (deceased), Thomas K. Dobbs, David Bruce Dobbs and Laura Lynne Miser, as well as 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.  They eventually settled in Fritch Texas after moving from Borger.

While at Fritch, she was active in her church and community and established Fritch Meals on Wheels in  which she participated for 10 years.  She also worked at the Fritch Eagle Press and Fritch Museum.

Vivian was a wonderful wife and extraordinary mother and grandmother and was very active in community and Church.  Later she moved to Clarendon in 2007 where she worked for a short time in the Library.  As ever, she was active in her church and volunteered to support mission work in Lesoto Africa by helping to sew hundreds of school bags for their local children.  Although in failing eye sight, she continued to prepare hundreds of loaves of pumpkin bread shared anonymously to Clarendon Meals on Wheels and sent cards of encouragement to local residents.

She was also an avid reader and loved music.  Surprisingly, some of her favorites were artists Bob Seeger and the Eagles.  Vivian was always full of life and laughter even as age and infirmity limited her ability to be as active as she once was.

She was loved by all who knew her and especially her children and grandchildren.  Her enthusiasm and spirit will be long remembered.

Graveside services will be held at Westlawn Memorial Park, 8547 Hwy 136 Fritch, Texas at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday Jan 19, 2022.  Vivian will lie in repose at the Minton Chatwell Funeral Home,  at Broadway and Canadian, Fritch, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that remembrances be sent to Clarendon Meals on Wheels, 115 S 4th, Clarendon Texas, 79226.  Phone: 806 874 2665.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Westlawn Memorial Park

8745 TX-136, Fritch, TX 79036

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