Dorthy Marie Worthen

July 21, 1929 - June 14, 2017
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Dorothy Marie Overbeck Worthen, 87, of Dickinson, formerly of Galveston, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. She was born July 21, 1929 in Galveston, TX and graduated from Dominican High School with the Class of 1947.  After graduation, Dorothy took her first job with American National Insurance Company before ultimately managing Century Paper for 27 years, retiring in 1992.  Dorothy was active in the Dominican Alumnae Association and the 55+ Club in Dickinson.  She loved antiques, frequenting garage sales, cooking, and working in her yard.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ida Mae Overbeck; four brothers: Richard, Mickey, Jerry, and Eugene Overbeck; and her daughter, Judy Ann Worthen.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, John L. Worthen; daughter, Barbara Wells and husband, Charles; son, Gary L. Worthen and wife, Beth; five grandsons: Brian and Stacey, Ryan and Lindsey, Matthew and Hayley, Cody and Andrew; six great grandchildren; brothers, J. E. Overbeck, Jr., Robert Overbeck, Walter J. Overbeck and wife, JoAnn, and Louis Overbeck and wife, Linda; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dorothy’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Sacred Heart Church. A rosary will begin at 6:30 pm.

Funeral Mass will be 2:00 pm, Monday, June 19, 2017, at Sacred Heart Church with burial following at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dorothy’s grandsons.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary at 6:30 PM.

Service Information

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


2506 65th Street, Galveston, TX, 77551

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Born: July 21, 1929
June 18, 2017
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Died: June 14, 2017

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Maryann Fort posted on 6/22/17

John, I am sorry for your loss. I will miss the long phone calls about Galveston and people we both knew from long ago. I am so sorry I could not be there to say goodbye in person but my thoughts and prayers have been coming your way.


Stephanie Worthen posted on 6/18/17

I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Dorothy's demise. I can not be present for the funeral and regret I will not be able to say good-bye. Love you all very much.


Walter & Joe Ann Overbeck posted on 6/17/17

So very sorry for your lose and the fact that we will be unable to attend due to heath reasons. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you.


Susan (Carpenter) Sanders posted on 6/17/17

(((HUGS))) and Prayers to Family and Friends.


Pat Zganich Knight posted on 6/16/17

Barbara and family, I am very sorry for the loss of your Mother. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Patsy Zganich Knight