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Dorothy Britten (1931-2018)

Dorothy Britten, of Amarillo passed away Monday, June 18, 2018, at the age of 87.
Rosary will be said 6:00 p.m., June 20, 2018 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Amarillo.  Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.   Interment will follow at 1:00 in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Groom, Texas. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.
Dorothy was born May 6, 1931 in Clarendon to Ernest and Ruby Wood. She graduated for Clarendon High School and Clarendon Junior College. She compassionately took care of the elderly as a CNA.
Dorothy married the love of her life, Bill Britten on October 26, 1950. The two celebrated 67 wedding anniversaries together. Belovedly known as “Grandmommy-Honey”, her life revolved around her family. She loved taking her children and grandchildren to the lake and attending all of their sporting events. The most precious gift she gave was her unconditional love to all 8 children, 23 grandchildren, and 31 great grandchildren. She always looked forward to her trips to the casino and a glass of white zinfandel with her dear friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Theresa Darlene Britten in 1959; sister, Lola Pavloski; and brother, Cecil Wood.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Britten of Amarillo; daughters, Jeanne Barnett and husband Richard, and Becki Mays and husband Wayne; sons, Gary Britten and wife, Sharon, Jerry Britten and wife Melanie, Danny Britten and wife Gayla, Stan Britten and wife, Kristi, David Britten and wife Shelley, and Russel Britten and wife Michelle; 23 grandchildren, Bruce (Danielle), Bronte (Claudia), Bart (Ann), Jeremy (Jennifer), Ryan, Lori (Chance), Trent, Tanner, McKenna (Austin), Carey (Melissa), Will, Luke (Haley), Mandi (Ryan), Josh (Kacie), Tyler (Holly), Lauren, Jake (Emily), Blane, Collin, Kayla, Tristan (Jade), Tayler and Maison; and 31 great-grandchildren, Chloe, Emma, Brock, Alex, Olivia, Madeline, Andrew, Isabel, Bridget, Patrick, Eli, Mathew, Asia, Grayson, Berkley, Taylie, Chanlie, Denzlie, Blake, Gracie, Cort, Aidan, Bricen, Eden, Cole, Kate, Caleb, Berklee, Melody, Braylee, and Urijah.


Courtesy of Schooler Funeral Home

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