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Dorothy "Squkie" Brown

June 19, 1945 — September 13, 2021

Dorothy “Squkie” Brown of McGregor received her wings, as she passed away peacefully Monday night, September 13, 2021, at the age of 76, surrounded by her loving family.  A memorial visitation will be 6 to 7 P.M. Thursday, September 16, 2021, in the Parlor of Grace Gardens Funeral Home, 8220 Woodway Dr.  The memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 17, 2021, in the Chapel of Grace Gardens Funeral Home with Chaplain Luke Stokes officiating.

Dorothy was born June 19, 1945, in Boerne, Texas, the daughter of the late Ruby Pearl Cravey. She attended Tivy High School in Kerrville and later continued her education at McLennan Community College in Waco.

In 1973 she moved to the Waco area from Kerrville to raise her children.  She had many accomplishments such as a column writer for the Iconolist in Crawford and was an advocate for social justice.  She was a CASA advocate for McLennan County.  Throughout her life she was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles, spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren.  It has been said, she had the last word with her brothers-in-laws and enjoyed her 2 to 4 P.M. naps.

Preceding her in death is her son James “Jim” Ashley Holton, IV; a sister, Jean Walker.

Survivors include daughters; Holly Wolaver and husband Rob, Courtney Holton; four sisters, Bunny Kennedy, Lee Decuir, Karen Spencer and husband Joe, Penny Reichenau and husband Gary; two grandchildren, Ashley Bell and husband Ryan, Trey Benton and Rachel Peeler; great grandchildren, Reese, Raelyn, Hutson, Caleb, Landon and Raylen; ten loving nieces and nephews.

The family express their sincere appreciation to Community Health Care of Texas (Providence Hospice), especially Kathi, Sonya, Judy, Luke and Derrick for their love and compassion they showed to their mom.

For those desiring, the family has suggested Community Health Care of Texas and Alzheimers Association, for memorial contributions.

The guestbook is offered at  Through this site you are encouraged to leave fond memory about Dorothy.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, September 17, 2021

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8220 Woodway Drive, Woodway, TX 76712

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