Dorothy “Dottie” Darnell, age 90, of Brownwood, Texas, passed away Nov. 13, 2007. There are no services planned for Ms. Darnell.
The daughter of Mattie Lee Stevenson Baker (known as the “Oil Queen” of Texas) of Stamford, Texas, and William Montgomery Baker of Newark, New Jersey, Mrs. Darnell was born on Nov. 28, 1916, in Stamford, Texas. She is a graduate of Stamford High School and attended Baylor University.
Mrs. Darnell is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Douglas Baker, who was killed during World War II on Luzan in the Philippines.
Mrs. Darnell is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Eckhardt and her husband Richard of Taos, N.M.; and two grandsons, Garrett Sol Mayer and his wife Abby of Dallas, Braeden Kent Mayer and his wife Stephanie of San Angelo; and a granddaughter, Jaye Brittany Williams of Shanghai, China.