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Dorothy Swarthout Murchison


Age 84
Funeral services for Dorothy Murchison were held on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Bro. Frank Borman and Bro. Jim Gunnels will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Jewett Cemetery.
Mrs. Murchison passed away on April 12, 2021, at Ascension Providence Medical Center in Waco.
She was born in Norphet, Arkansas on December 21, 1936, and moved to Texas with her family as a child. She married Bill Murchison at the age of fifteen and shared thirty-nine years of marriage together until being separated by his death on April 7, 1990. Dorothy lived in several locations while her husband served in the U. S. Marine Corp, but lived in Houston the longest period of time. She worked for many years as a waitress for the Shamrock in Houston, before moving to Jewett in the late 1970’s. Dorothy enjoyed living in the country and gardening and canning her produce. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and all the children in her neighborhood.
She is survived by one daughter, Detra Snow & husband Shelton of Marquez; two daughters-in-law, Linda Murchison and Karen Murchison; eight grandchildren, Scooter Murchison & wife Catherine of Seabrook, Valerie McMurrough & husband Matt of Illinois, Shelly Welborn & husband Rob of Abilene, Dustin Murchison & wife Ashley, Rolen Murchison & wife Brittany of Buckholts, Keith Carter & wife Starlyn, Kelli Helm & husband Christopher, and Kendra Evans & husband Brandon all of Jewett; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one sister, Judy Mitschke of Patton Village, TX; other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Murchison was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Murchison, two sons, Russell Murchison and Kenneth Murchison; one granddaughter, Myranda O. Murchison; one sister; and three brothers.
Please visit our website at www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.

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