Dorothy Jean Buhlman

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March 18, 1935 ~ February 14, 2022

Born in: Waco, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Dorothy “ Jean “Smith Buhlman, 86 passed to her heavenly home on Sunday, February 13, 2022, in Arlington Texas.

Dorothy “Jean” Smith Buhlman was born on March 18, 1935 in Waco, Texas to George W.T. Smith and Mildred McCarley Smith.

Jean graduated from LaVega High School in Bellmead, Texas where she was active on the drill team.  She then graduated from Durham Business School in Waco. After her retirement as an office manager in Ft. Worth, she enjoyed working as a beauty consultant for Merle Norman Cosmetics.

Jean was a very devoted Mother and Grandmother, who also enjoyed baking, and ballroom dancing. She and her husband Charles were faithful members of Lamar Baptist Church.  She was also proud to be involved in the South Ft. Worth Chapter #835 of The Order Of The Eastern Star. She will be sorely missed by her loving family, friends and caregivers.

She was a true Texas lady and was all about manners and teaching proper etiquette. She was known as being a perfectionist that made her into a very talented seamstress and homemaker. She and her late husband Charles loved traveling in their motor home and visited all the president’s libraries. They also enjoyed their many flying trips to San Jose, California to visit her daughter and her family.

Dorothy “Jean” is survived by her sons, Ricky T. Hendrix (Bonnie), Ronald Hendrix, and daughter Terri L. Duty (Rick), brother George W. Smith (Sharon), sisters Elnora Pina, Martha Wunder (John), grandchildren Kim Rathbone, John Hendrix (Stephanie), Melissa D. Hendrix, Joshua Braun, Seth Duty (Kylie), Shea Duty, seven great- grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Stepchildren Debby Patton, Dennis Buhlman (Ruth), Dawna Cocklin, Deann Buhlman, and her additional grandchildren, Matthew Hennerbury (Tiffany), Samantha Albertson (Kyle) and Mitchell Cocklin. And many nieces, nephews ,and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father George W. T. Smith. Mother Mildred Elizabeth McCarley Smith, sister Betty Lou Murphy, and husband of 27 years Charles W. Buhlman.

Visitation on Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 PM at Wade Funeral Home and Crematory.

Celebration of Life at Wade Funeral Home on March 7 at 11:00 AM

Burial at 1:15 PM on March 7 at Dallas, Ft. Worth National Cemetery.


Public Viewing: March 6, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: March 7, 2022 11:00 am

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Graveside Service: March 7, 2022 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
Address Not Available

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