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Betty Diane Dooley

March 10, 1936 June 29, 2020
Betty Diane Dooley
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Obituary for Betty Diane Dooley

Dooley, Diane 3/10/1936 – 6/29/2020
Diane Dooley, 84, passed away on June 29, 2020, peacefully in her home in Athens, Tx. Diane was born in Paris, Tx; and was the daughter of Howard Johnson and Dorothy VanNoy Johnson. She was raised in the Fannin County community of Dodd City. She leaves behind a son, Rick Morgan, of Bonham, Tx; a daughter, Lisa Mullins, of Combine, Tx; 3 grandchildren, Nathan Morgan of Bonham, Tx., Lauren Thompson of Trinidad, Tx and Jessica Mullins of Combine, Tx. She also has 4 great grandchildren, Madison, Cayson, Rylan and Keslyn. She will be missed by everyone who knew her gentle kindness and hospitality. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, in 1989 and a son, James Bruce (Buddy) Morgan, in 1976. As a young woman, Diane began her career as a telephone operator at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. After raising her family, Diane later worked for the Dallas Morning News for over 20 years and retired in 1998 as a Communications Dept. Supervisor. Diane was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking and walking her lap dog 'Rascal' twice daily; and, even at 84, would walk up to 1-2 miles every day. Recently, Diane penned a recollection of her childhood, that many who knew her and her family from Fannin County and Dodd City, can appreciate. It reminds us all of a simpler life and times; and is as follows: Everything I know from childhood comes from one tiny rural town in Texas. Thinking about it today, it seems like a fairy tale. It was a place where children could roam around all day or get on their bikes and ride 'uptown' without worry. There was practically no crime at all. People never locked their doors. Growing up in Dodd City was like growing up in the mythical town of Mayberry. We even had a 'Gomer'; or, maybe, I'm just remembering this through a child's eyes. I had the best Granny (Jesse Southard VanNoy) and Mama (Dorothy V. Johnson) that anyone could have. They gave so much of themselves to me – probably more than they should have. My friends and I enjoyed that town and people more than anyone will ever know.

"With Love, until we meet again, Grandma!"

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