May 3, 1943 ~ November 29, 2022
St. Louis, MO
Resided in: Arlington, TX
Dottie Eastman 79, passed through this life on November 29, 2022.
Visitation will be held at Wade Funeral Home, 4140 West Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX, on Thursday December 8 from 6-9:00 pm. The funeral will be at Woods Chapel Baptist Church, 2424 California Lane, December 9 at 10:00 am. Graveside service at Moore Memorial Gardens at 12:00 noon.
If you chose in lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Woods Chapel Baptist Church Mission Fund.
Dottie was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 3, 1943 to her parents Ralph and Pearl Linders. She graduated from Beaumont High School, St. Louis. At various times she attended Washington University St. Louis, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, and The University of Texas Arlington. She never could finish because she put her family and church first.
Dottie married her high school sweetheart, Skip on September 11, 1965. They were married for over 57 years. Dottie’s first love was her work with teenage girls in Bible study and discipleship at church. Later her love and calling was mission work. She served as Woods Chapel’s director of Women on Mission as well as Tarrant County director of Tarrant Baptist Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) and on the Executive Board of Texas WMU.
Dottie participated in numerous mission trips including Germany twice, Spain, the Philippines, New England to help church starts, Louisiana and numerous trips to the Rio Grande Valley. To her husband, the greatest accomplishment was when she gave up key positions to go with him to assist in a church start that became Brazos Trail Cowboy Church, Weatherford, TX, a church still going today.
She was preceded in death by her son Douglas Dean Eastman, her mother Pearl, father Ralph Linders, sister Joyce Kraisser and Joyce’s husband Fred and nephew Joshua Condellone.
Dottie is survived by her husband Skip, daughter Debi Eastman, grandson Austin Merrell, brothers Sherwood Linders and wife Jane, Pat Linders and wife Rhonda, niece Emily Linders , niece Annie Linders, niece Amy Kraisser, nephew Eric Kraisser, nephew Elija Condellone and wife Crystal.