Graveside services for Dorothy Oleta Shaw Becktold, 87, of Early, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Heartland Funeral Home in Early.
Mrs. Becktold passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Brownwood.
Dorothy was born Dec. 27, 1925, in Lubbock, Texas, to Marshall Roland and Cora Parker Shaw. She grew up in Elkhart, Texas, and graduated from Elkhart High School. She then came to Brownwood where she graduated from the business college and met Jessie Howard Becktold. They were married Feb. 20, 1947. She was a member of Early First Baptist where she served as church secretary for many years.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Jessie Howard Becktold of Early; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Patricia Becktold of Early; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzann and Arnulfo Nira of Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Joe Green of Early; a daughter and son-in-law, Oleta and Ray McClain of Arlington; a son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Toni Becktold of Early. Grandchildren, Michael Becktold of Arlington; David Becktold of Early; Anthony, Andrew, Samantha and Simona Nira of Knoxville, Tenn.; Bob and Steph Green of Zephyr; Rebekah and Dakota Dean of Early; Benjamin and Julie McClain of Dallas; Natalie and Zach Longstrom of Arlington; Melissa McClain of Arlington; Dustin and Sidney Becktold of Early. Great-Grandchildren, Abigail and Miriam Dean; Damian Longstrom and Caroline McClain. Dorothy is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, J.C. and Dolores Shaw of Bryan; a sister, Margaret Farmer of College Station; sisters-in-law, Edith Shaw of Bryan and Dorothy Shaw of Conroe; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall and Cora Shaw; brothers, Lynn and Homer Shaw.
The family would like to thank Oak Ridge Manor Nursing Home and Girling Hospice for the care and love shown to her.
Friends are invited to sign the guest book at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net. Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.