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Dorothy Lee Mullins (Hefley)

Dorothy Lee Mullins Hefley

October 30, 1924 - June 25, 2012

Dorothy Hefley

Monday, June 25, 2012, Dorothy Hefley, 87, went to be with her soulmate, Doyle, to walk hand in hand through eternity as they did here. He preceded her in death in 2010.
She was born 10/30/1924 in Tuledo, Texas, youngest child of James Wesley and Elizabeth Stansbury Mullins.
She graduated from Brady High School during World War II and started to work for the Santa Fe Railroad as the first female train telegrapher in central Texas. She worked many years during that time 7 days a week. She worked in several surrounding towns, finally coming to work at Lawn where she met Doyle after he came home from 3 years of fierce fighting in the Pacific Theatre. She often told how she could "feel" when he walked into the store or cafe where she was sitting. They married in 1949. The 50's drought forced them to leave his beloved Lawn where he farmed. He went to work for the railroad until they moved back to Lawn in 1958. He worked then for over 30 years for Taylor County and she worked as well as Lawn city secretary, secretary for Walker Well Service and then the Jim Ned School where she retired.
They have one daughter, Sherry Havins Gilmore of Lawn, three grandsons, Clint Dee and Adriana Havins from San Angelo, Clinton and Melanie Gilmore from Alamogordo, New Mexico, and Clayton Gilmore of Cross Plains. She was the last of her generation in the family, but leaves a positive strength of character as a legacy to her nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:00 at Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home in Tuscola and graveside service will be Thursday at 10:00 at Dewey Cemetery 3 miles south of Lawn. The family wishes to thank the staff at The Oaks at Radford Hills Skilled Nursing Facility and Hendrick Hospice Care.



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