Services for Dorothy Jean Armstrong, 76, Kemp, were held Sept. 18, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Teddy King officiating. Interment was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Armstrong was born April 1, 1932, in Vernon and died Sept. 15, 2008, in Tyler. She was preceded in death by her parents Lala Myra Jones and Andrew Jackson Fowler, her only son William “Bill” Armstrong and brother-in-law Earl Siddall.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was financial guru with tremendous business savvy.
She built her entire life around her family and worked hard to make sure others were taken care of at the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City.
In 1975, she co-founded Abox Paper Board Company in Kaufman. In 1980, she established Kaufman Bookkeeping and Tax Service, and in 1996, she cofounded Bookkeeping Real Estate Services of Kaufman, Athens and Gun Barrel City. All were family-owned businesses.
She loved to shop and was called a “gadgeteer.” She could come up with some of the darndest gadgets you ever saw.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years C. Lewis Armstrong; daughters Barbara Jean Jensen and husband Jack, Kaufman; and Theresa Leigh Armstrong, Athens; daughter-in-law Vickie Armstrong, Gun Barrel City; brother Gerald Fowler and wife Fern, Brownsboro; sister Sandral Siddall, Rowlett; grandchildren Brad and wife Pam Armstrong, their children Michael and Randi Garrett, Joel and wife Lisa Armstrong, their children Joel Jr. “JJ”, Rachel and Dylan, all of Gun Barrel City; Kristina Mitchell and husband Robert Mitchell, her son Cody Davis, Tami Babovec and husband Steven and their children Hayden and Baley, all of Scurry; Andy Armstrong, Gun Barrel City; and Laela Mareé Armstrong, Athens.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 40022018, Des Moines, Iowa 50340-2018. “Hurricane Ike Relief.
Dorothy M. Koepf
Services for Dorothy M. Koepf, 86, Gun Barrel City, were held Sept. 17, 2008, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Renfro officiating. Interment was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Koepf was born Nov. 26, 1921, in Dallas and died Sept. 15, 2008, in Athens.
Previously of Irving, she resided in Kemp and Gun Barrel City for 40 years and was of the Baptist faith. She was a legal secretary.
Survivors include her husband Robert Koepf, Gun Barrel City; daughter Mary Gayle Lusk and husband Johnny Ray, Gun Barrel City; grandchildren Patricia Benitez and husband Josea, Prairieville; and Danny Lusk and wife Danielle, Gun Barrel City; brothers Don Evans, Canton; Clifford Evans, Irving; and Loyie Evans, Irving; and sister Ruth Connor, Irving.
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