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In Memory of

Phyllis Jane Dorr

July 2, 1926 - June 14, 2017

Obituary


Phyllis Jane Dorr of Houston, Texas died on June 14, 2017. She was almost 91 years young and thankfully and joyfully lived life.

Phyllis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oakland University in Michigan after which she enjoyed a long life in a happy marriage, parenting, teaching, mentoring, cherishing friendships, volunteerism, world travel and long companionship with daughter Jane and the comfort of her wonderful pets. She was a teacher both in Michigan and Houston and volunteered for the Children's Museum and then worked at the Museum of Health and Medical Science. Phyllis had...

Phyllis Jane Dorr of Houston, Texas died on June 14, 2017. She was almost 91 years young and thankfully and joyfully lived life.

Phyllis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oakland University in Michigan after which she enjoyed a long life in a happy marriage, parenting, teaching, mentoring, cherishing friendships, volunteerism, world travel and long companionship with daughter Jane and the comfort of her wonderful pets. She was a teacher both in Michigan and Houston and volunteered for the Children's Museum and then worked at the Museum of Health and Medical Science. Phyllis had an inexhaustible desire for knowledge whether from books, lectures, exhibits, classes, museums and discussion groups. Phyllis conducted her life with grace and humor.

She leaves behind her beloved daughter Jane Ellyn Vallier of Houston, and stepdaughters Judie Homer, Linda Dorr and Linda's husband Ken Burkel.
Phyllis now joins the love of her life Robert John Dorr, who died on July 25, 1987. She is also predeceased by her mother, Alma May Phillips, father Donald Floyd Kale, sister Patricia Alice Kale and Aunt Alice Phillips.

Interment will be at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Tx. A celebration of Life Memorial is being planned for the near future at Westminster United Methodist Church in Houston.

If you wish to make a charitable donation in Phyllis's name, her favorite causes were the dogs, cats and other animals that need our help.