Dorothy Murphree Rosson

Portrait of Dorothy Murphree Rosson Headstone Photograph


Renal Boyd
Dec. 24, 1919
Jan. 12, 1998

Dorothy Murphree
July 22, 1925

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Renal B.
BBA Texas Tech University 1946
LLB University of Texas 1949
United States Army Air Force 1942 - 1945
Texas Legislature 1959 - 1974
Texas Health Facilities Commission 1975 - 1980
Deacon, Snyder First Baptist Church
Attorney, Rancher, Statesman

Dorothy M.
BA Hardin Simmons University 1945
MA University of Texas 1961
Public School English Teacher 1950 - 1975
Outstanding Secondary Educator 1974
Delta Kappa Gamma 1970 - Life
Teacher, Snyder First Baptist Church

They Shared A Love For God, Family, Friends And Country.


Renal B Rosson
Capt US Army Air Corps
World War II
Dec 24 1919 Jan 12 1998
Purple Heart
Full Name: Dorothy Murphree Rosson
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:J  Number:2
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of Renal Boyd Rosson 
Birth Date: December 22, 1925 
Burial Date:  

ROSSON, DOROTHY MURPHREE (1925 ~ ). Dorothy Murphree Rosson was born on July 22, 1925 in Snyder, Scurry County, Texas to William Tapley and Lillian Gertrude Fondy Murphree.

Growing up in Snyder, Rosson attended Snyder High School, Hardin Simmons University, and the University of Texas at Austin. After marrying former Texas House of Representatives Member Renal Boyd Rosson, she taught high school English and was a stay-at-home mom. Rosson has held various offices with the Texas State Teachers Association, is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, and has taught both Sunday school and Bible Study at the First Baptist Church in Snyder.

Rosson also volunteers with the Scurry County Museum, Historic Scurry County and the Martha Ann Women's Club. While teaching, she was named outstanding teacher of the Southwest, and can be found in Who's Who in Texas High Schools and Colleges.

Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.

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