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Doris Dee Carlisle

Graveside services for Mrs. Doris Dee Carlisle, 81, were held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Concord Cemetery. Rev. Deward (Nick) Carlisle officiated.
Dee passed away peacefully on May 28, 2017 under Hospice care in Bryan, Texas following surgical complications, at age 81.
Born March 15, 1936 in Daytona Beach, Florida to Doris Warren Cross and Frank William Cross, she was raised in Austin, Texas by her maternal grandparents Daisy Victoria Warren and John Morgan Warren.
“Dee,” as she was known by friends and family, graduated from Austin High School in 1954. She then attended the University of Texas where she met the love of her life, Joel C Carlisle.  The two were wed on March 5, 1955 and remained married for fifty-seven years until Joel’s death in 2012. They raised two children, Joel Lee and Victoria Elizabeth.
She was a proud member of the Acadiana Orchid Society of Louisiana. Her hobbies included various arts and crafts such as painting, ceramics, and making stained glass. She also enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends, especially with her granddaughters.
Joel and Dee retired to their Rocking C Ranch in Jewett, Texas in 1981 where they raised Texas Longhorn and Salorn cattle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, husband, and her one brother, Frank Warren Cross.
Dee is survived by her son, Joel Lee Carlisle of Sugar Land, Texas and his wife, Laura Carlisle; and by her daughter Victoria Scott of Allen, Texas and her husband, Richard Scott; granddaughters, Megan Carlisle, Brenna Carlisle, Hillary Scott and Morgan Scott; grandson, Warren Scott; sister-in-law, Katherine Carlisle Hellwig; and brother-in-law, Deward (Nick) Carlisle, as well as nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th Street, Bryan, TX 77803 or online at
Bowers Funeral Home of Teague was in charge of the arrangements. Please visit our website at to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.

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