Funeral services for Dorine Oden, age 95, of College Station, formerly of Brownwood will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Wells officiating. Iinterment will follow in Cedar Point Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For friends and family of Dorine Oden, to know her was to love her. The twinkle in her eye, her love for nature, the spring in her step along with her humorous comments were bound to make you smile. Dorine’s love for the Lord Jesus Christ was also a sure find. Dorine faithfully attended services at Brookesmith Baptist Church for over 60 years. In the community, she worked as the secretary of Texas Farm Bureau in Brownwood for 27 years. After her retirement she volunteered as a Pink Lady at the Brownwood Regional Medical Center, where she brightened the lives of everyone she touched.
She was born in Kossie, Texas, on Oct. 1, 1914, to David Homer McMurray and Parrie Beatrice Hinson McMurray. Her sister, Nadine, preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1928. Dorine attended school at Hico then went on to John Tarleton College in Stephenville where she met her husband, Anson Joseph Oden. They were married in Brownwood on Dec. 11, 1937. Anson was a lifelong rancher and farmer. The Progressive Farmer’s Master Farm Family of the year for Brown County was awarded to the Oden family in 1950. Dorine and Anson had two children, Bettye Sue and Joe.
She is survived by her son, Joe Oden and wife Marcia Ransom Oden; son-in-law, Delbert Connaway and wife Wanda Connaway; three grandchildren: John David Connaway and wife Laura Estess Connaway; Trey Oden and wife Dawn Pisani Oden; Cindy Oden; four great-grandchildren: Brian Connaway, Zachary Oden, Samuel Oden-Warren; Nicholas Oden.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Bettye Sue, in 1985, and by her husband, Anson, in 1992.
Dorine passed into Eternal Glory at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at College Station Medical Center.
In lieu of floral tributes, the family requests memorial contributions be made to one’s own charity of choice. The interment will be at Cedar Point Cemetery.
II Corinthians 5:8 – To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com.