Dorothy Frances Dare

November 3, 1928 - April 3, 2018
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Dorothy Frances Dare, 89, of Galveston, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at The Meridian in Galveston. She was born November 3, 1928, in Los Angeles, CA.  Dorothy had many and varied jobs during her lifetime.  She spent time as a car hop at the Crows Drive-In, a waitress at Hill’s Restaurant,  and night manager, cashier, and bookkeeper for the Crystal Palace/Golden Greek..  However, her long-time career was spent in the Payroll Division at UTMB until her retirement in 2003.

Dorothy enjoyed bowling, board and card games, word search puzzles, and reading. She was a member of the IOOF Rebekahs, PNG of Schuyler Colfax #53, Texas #15, and Alvin #138 for a combined 60 years of membership.  She was a past president of The Oddfellow & Rebekah Gulf Coast Association.  Dorothy also served on the Altar Society and as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary’s Cathedra Basilica and was an advisor to the Oleander Theta Rho Girls Club #22 and Humbletts Theta Rho Club #14.  Her greatest achievement in life, however, was being a great mother and friend.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Carl Chauncey Wisner; sisters, Helen Wisner, Susan Wisner and Ann Wisner; brother, Fred Wisner; niece, Linda Frei; and nephew, William “Willy” Tallman.

She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy B. Dare; sister, Katherine Tallman; brother, Steve Wisner and wife, Linda; Sister-In-Law, Nancy Wisner; nieces: Carla Jarvi and husband, George, Emily Morris, Lillian Butterfield and husband, Bill, Marty Brown, Marilyn Bibb and husband, Jack, and Melanie Wisner; nephews, Michael Wisner, Mark Wisner and wife, Stella; and numerous great nieces and nephews, as well as her friend and daughter of the heart, Sherry Reid.

Dorothy’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Thursday, April 19, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A Rebekah Memorial Ceremony will be presented at 6:00 PM by the Past Presidents and members of the Rebekah Assembly of Texas.  A rosary will follow beginning at 6:30 pm.

Funeral Mass will be 1:30 pm, Friday, April 20, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica. Burial will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Texas Home Health Hospice, 8876 Gulf Freeway, Suite 410, Houston, TX 77017; IOOF Rebekah Disaster Relief Fund, Rosie McMillin, Secretary, Rebekah Assembly of Texas, 16400 CR Road 4060, Scurry, TX 75158, or to the charity of your choice.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rebekah Memorial Ceremony will be presented at 6:00 pm.

Rosary at 6:30 pm.

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018

Time: 1:30 pm

St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica


21st & Church, Galveston, TX, 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm

Galveston Memorial Park


7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX 77563

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Born: November 3, 1928
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Rhonda Gray posted on 4/30/18

My condolences to the family during this time. I am truly sorry for your loss. Please find comfort and hope in Gods promise found at Revelation 21: 3, 4.


Tawana E. Samuels posted on 4/19/18

Dorothy you have my deepest sympathy doing this time, so sorry to hear about your lovely mother she was a gem and a sweet lady your Avon & UTMB friend Tawana E. Samuels


Vickie posted on 4/18/18

Dorothy, Cookie told me of your Mom's transition. I pray for God's Grace over you on this journey. Vickie Nealy.


Artie thrash posted on 4/18/18

I am so sad at the passing of your mother, Dorothy. I still remember what a sweet student you were. Be strong while you grieve and remember her wonderful attributes. Sincerely , Artie Yvonne Thrash


Cookie Taylor posted on 4/18/18

Dearest Dorothy, I am so sorry to hear about mom's passing. I know she is smiling at us in Heaven. I know the heartbreak you are experiencing, but know the sadness will cease and the fond memories will make you smile and even laugh aloud. My prayers are for your strength and happiness that is within you. Grieve when necessary, but know that God through His Son, Jesus, our Savior is always with you. Much love


Debra Poor Jarmon posted on 4/17/18

Dorothy, I just learned of your mom's passing today. My thoughts are with you. I have so many wonderful memories of her and our time together in Galveston. You guys taking me to Mass @ St. Mary's, all of our activities associated with Theta Rho girls and Rebekah's. Good times. I know she and Aunt Norma are having a wonderful time catching up. Hugs and prayers coming your way. Love, Deb


Jo Myles posted on 4/15/18

My deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your loved one.   May you find comfort in God's promise of a resurrection found at Acts 24 :15.


H Tish Hart posted on 4/12/18

In memory of a strong great lady


H Tish Hart posted on 4/12/18

Sincere condolences. Sincerely Tish


Stephanie Daniels posted on 4/9/18

My thoughts and prayers are with you Dorothy. I know you will miss her beyond words. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Love, Stephanie


Tom and Kathye Epley posted on 4/9/18

Dorothy I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was one of the kindest people I ever met. I know that she will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know her. I know she is in a better place now but the pain for you must be immense. She loved you so very much.


Kathye Epley posted on 4/9/18

Dorothy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was one of the kindest people I ever met and she loved you very much. She will be greatly missed by everyone she ever touched and that will be anyone that ever met her and especially those of us who got to know her.


Betty Kattawar Jewell posted on 4/9/18

Dorothy, you mother was such a wonderful person. I remember all the wonderful times we had when my mom was in the lodge. She will be missed by many


Margaret August posted on 4/6/18

Dorothy, our condolences go out to you in learning of the passing of your mom. You and mom have always been so kind to us. Although it hurts, we know she has transitioned over to a much better place. Love, Margaret & Chandra August