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Darby, Dorothy J.

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January 17, 1923 - October 9, 2013

Darby, Dorothy J.

Born January 17,1923 in Ft. Worth, Texas, Dorothy J. Darby was the daughter of Robert Milton and Jennie Mae Jones; sister to Jodie McDaniel and Mary Lee Roberts; wife of Harry Darby (1960-1981). One daughter, Catherine Ann Jones and grandson Christopher Rao, his wife Josie, and great grandsons Raja and Tristan. There are also three step-children: Terry, Sherry, and Peggy Darby and their children.

  • Graduate of Tulane University and S.M.U. for her Masters Degree.
  • Worked for fifteen years in the Texas oil industry then taught business for nineteen years at MacArthur High School and at North Lake College.
  • One of fifteen selected from 150,000 public school teachers to serve on the State textbook committee
  • Editor of Economics of Our Free Enterprise System (McGraw-Hill, 1982)
  • Memberships: Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu, Bona Fide Club, Texas
  • Business Education Association, National Business Education, Gourmet Dinner Group, and Saturday Breakfast Group.
  • Member of Plymouth Park Methodist Church since 1962, and Sunday School Teacher.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from University of Dallas International Student
  • Association for promoting goodwill among nations (1984)
Memorial will be held Saturday, Oct 26, 3pm at Plymouth Park UM Church, 1615 W. Airport Fwy, Irving, TX
(In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baylor Irving Healthcare Foundation)
Please send the family condolences and sign the guest book on this site.

Arrangements are under the direction of Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home, 1820 N Belt Line Road, Irving, Texas 75061, 972 607.4400

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Roger Hill

November 04, 2013 6:12PM

I was a school board member from 75-84, a pilot, a substitute teacher, and a neighbor. Dorothy was a wonderful teacher and neighbor. We lost track of each other over 20 years ago. Our prayers are with you as we cherish great memories. God bless!

Hazel and Aaron Darby

October 28, 2013 9:44AM

Our sincere condolences.

Betty Loftice Taylor/ Bedford, VA.

October 27, 2013 5:40PM

Kay, your mom was my cousin. I
remember visting you all at Aunt
Jenna Mae's when we were young. we came with Aunt Ferne.My thoughts
and prayers are with you and family.Betty L. taylor

Roy and Linda Schriner

October 26, 2013 7:17PM

We only knew Dorothy for a short while at PPUMC. We came to respect her and enjoyed our conversations while taking a Bible class with her. She was so brave facing all her ailments and never complaining. She was a teacher to the end, teaching us not to complain about incidental things in our lives. Blessings, Linda and Roy


October 26, 2013 1:12PM

Kay, your Mom was my cousin, known in our family as Sister, Stayed with our Aunt Ferne, in Dallas, and knew you as young girl, when we visited Aunt Jennie Mae, am sorry for the lost of your Mother.
I will always remember her kindness.Remembering you in my prayers.

Sharon Terry

October 25, 2013 7:49PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during the difficult time. As a former student of hers at MacArthur I must tell you she was one of my all time favorite teachers. Just loved her class and her. She was a very special lady that will be missed.

Jean Gibson Jernigan

October 25, 2013 7:14PM

Dorothy Ann was a special cousin.
My Mother, her father's aunt, loved the Jones family and we enjoyed their visits to Melissa.
She was a lovely lady.
Jean and the Chambers/Gibson

Peggie Darby Shinn

October 25, 2013 12:39PM

Kay my thoughts are with you and yours at this difficult time.

Tony and Amanda Harris

October 25, 2013 11:31AM

She was quite a lady and will be missed

Sherry Darby

October 25, 2013 10:36AM

My Prayers are with you and your mother my 2nd Mom will be in heart