Dorothy O. McClurg Morris

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Morris July 17, 1912
August 17, 1997

Dorothy O. McClurg
March 4, 1914

Married Dec. 16, 1934
The Lord is my Shepherd . . .

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G C Morris
1934 - 1942 Member, Texas House of Representatives
1942 - 1950 Member, Texas Senate
1949 Elected President Pro-Tem Texas Senate
1949 Served as Lt. Governor after death of Governor Beauford Jester
1952 - 1990 Executive Director Automotive Wholesalers of Texas
1976 - 1982 Member, Board of Regents, East Texas State University at Commerce
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather - Devout Christian
53 Year Member of Kiwanis in Greenville and Austin

Dorothy O. McClurg
Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother
Members of Tarrytown United Methodist Church
Member of the Texas Senate Ladies Club
Their Children George Carroll and Nancy Emaly
Their Grandchildren Michael and Rachel Stephens


In Loving Memory of Our Son
George Carroll Morris
Sept. 27, 1943
May 31, 1989
"Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust"
New York City
Full Name: Dorothy O. McClurg Morris
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:H  Number:6
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of G. C. Morris 
Birth Date: April 4, 1914 
Died: May 24, 2008 
Burial Date: May 27, 2008 


MORRIS, DOROTHY ONETA McCLURG (1914 ~ 2008). The following is an obituary for Dorothy Oneta McClurg Morris, spouse of former Member of the Texas House of Representatives and State Senator G.C. Morris. The obituary was published in the May 25, 2008 edition of the Austin American Statesman.

"Dorothy Oneta McClurg Morris, 94, beloved mother and grandmother went to be with the Lord early Friday morning May 24, 2008. Formerly a longtime resident of Austin, she moved to Arlington, Texas, in October 2003 to be near her daughter and grandchildren. Daughter of Charles W. and Emma Gidden McClurg, Dorothy was born in a farmhouse near Greenville, Texas, on March 4, 1914. She was the youngest daughter of 10 children.

She graduated from Greenville High School and later married G.C. Morris on December 16, 1934, at Wesley Methodist Church. Dorothy spent many hours on the campaign trail helping her husband become a state legislator serving in both the House and the Senate for many years, and was a member of the Texas State Senate Ladies Auxiliary. In 1952, the couple and their children moved to Austin where Dorothy lived for more than 50 years. She loved her role as a mother and always found time for her two children, George Carroll and Nancy Emaly.

Well known for her caring spirit and her willingness to listen, she enjoyed serving food (homemade cornbread) and iced tea to all who came to visit. She was a longtime member of Tarrytown United Methodist Church in Austin. Dorothy was preceded in death by her nine brothers and sisters, her son George Morris in 1989 and her dear husband G.C. Morris in 1997.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Larry Stephens, her grandson Michael Stephens, granddaughter Rachel Stephens, and many loving nieces, nephews and special friends. The family expresses much gratitude to Town Village Arlington retirement home staff, Broadway Plaza assisted living community in Arlington, and All Star Home Health and Hospice of Arlington for their care and love for Dorothy...especially Nurse Jane Butler.

For those wishing to honor Dorothy with a memorial, please send donations to Tarrytown United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. Visitation will be held Monday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Weed Corley-Fish Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 27th, followed by a memorial service at Tarrytown United Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m."

Further information is available through the Texas State Cemetery research department.  

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