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Marilyn Dooley

Marilyn Louise Dooley (Lauer)

Tuesday, May 18th, 1948 - Sunday, June 9th, 2019
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Marilyn Louise Dooley, 71, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Arlington.

Funeral: 9:00 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: 11:00 a.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: 4-6 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the funeral home.

Marilyn was born on May 18, 1948 in Blanchester, Ohio to William Oscar Lauer and Ethel Imogene Duvall Lauer. Marilyn while growing up in Ohio loved dancing and music. Her and her friends would ride their bicycles everywhere. Sometimes it would include but not limited to from Dayton to Xenia, which was an all day trip. But the thing she loved the most was being the boss, and none of the 7 brothers and sisters question this because well she was the boss and it was the natural thing to do. The funny thing about this was she was the second oldest and still was the boss. Over time her siblings started calling her General Patton maybe in spite at first but later as a title of respect. This was a name that stuck with her till the end, even with nieces and nephews down the line.

At an early age she had to learn how to cook. Her fascination with cooking was so great she had tons of cookbooks and several appliances. In fact she had so many of them she was known as the Crock Pot Queen.

Her love for dancing and music continued as an adult, at one time in her early twenties she was a caged go-go dancer. But for the most part she worked in the food industry as waitress. Later on she would work for Minyards as a cashier and became lead office cashier balancing the daily paperwork and filing reports. When Minyards went of business, she decided to retire.

Over time she developed interest in ceramics, needlepointing, cross-stitching, crocheting and was a vivid audio book listener. This would give her time to work on her most favorite hobby - genealogy. Her ancestral data base has over 200,000 people and goes back to BC years. She was the family historian and everyone would call her with the details of any new additions to the family. She loved going to Vegas with her in-laws yearly.
Marilyn was the greatest mom ever. In fact she adopted many friends as their second mom. Now if she loved you, then you then she considered you as family and you could call her mom or Marilyn. On the other hand it was Mrs. Dooley.

She died at home peacefully due to complications of liver disease and kidney failure.

In summing up Marilyn she was a wonderful loving mom, wife, friend and the best soulmate a husband could have and will be truly missed by those who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ethel Lauer; sisters, Norma JoAnn Hughes, Shelea Katherine Caskey; son, Shane Lauer; and uncle, Joseph Alfred Lauer.

Survivors: Husband of 35 years, David Dooley; son, Thomas Adrian Dooley and husband, Shawn Ragsdale; daughters, Amy Rose and Rachel Garcia; brothers, Phillip Lauer, Mark Lauer, and Michael Lauer; sisters, Barbara Boone and husband, Byron and Jennifer Jestes; and granddaughter, Alicia Nicole Biggs.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 16th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, June 16th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Service

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 9:00am
    Monday, June 17th, 2019 9:00am
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Interment

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, June 17th, 2019 11:00am
    Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    DALLAS, TX 75211
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Kathryn Hughes

Posted at 04:27pm
Aunt Marilyn
You were like a second mother to me. You were always there when we needed you. You were the leader of the family we know you that you loved us and told us the truth no matter what. I would tell my friends about how we called you general Patton because you were the boss what you say was the law.
I love 💕 you and I will miss you deeply but I know you are with my mom and dad and your parents I can see you guys playing cards and having fun I Love you General Patton you will be missed


Posted at 01:17pm
My condolences to the Dooley family during this difficult time. In the Bible, Jehovah God gives us hope. Acts 24:15 says, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Revelation 21:4 says, “and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.” Very soon we will see the fulfillment of these promises here on Earth. We hope you find comfort in God’s promises.

David Dooley

Posted at 08:59am
I love you very much. You are my one and only true love. I hope you are resting in peace.
Love Pother

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