Dorothea Mack

Dorothea “Dottie” Maxine Fenimore Mack, 94, of Lake Jackson, Texas, passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Dottie was born in a stone house in Peru, Iowa, to the late Brian and Leona Fenimore.

Dottie met and married the love of her life, Gene Mack, on May 18, 1944. Together they had two wonderful daughters, Vickie and Teresa. She taught Sunday School at First Christian Church in Truro, Iowa, and First Methodist Church in Wheeler, Texas. She belonged to the Eastern Stars and assisted with the Rainbow girls. Dottie was a member of the Ladies VFW auxiliary for 33 years. Dottie also liked to serve her community by volunteering at the Borger Hospital working in the gift shop, Helping Hands, the Borger Community Center, and the Hutchinson County Museum.

Dottie and Gene began square dancing in 1960, holding many offices in the Panhandle Square Dance Association. She was an excellent seamstress beginning when she would make pinafores and dresses for her daughters; and later making square dance dresses. Dottie also was a master bridge player.

Dottie is survived by her daughter, Teresa Sandlin; grandson, Chip Lewis; great-grandsons, Parker Lewis and Rees Lewis; granddaughter, Angela Conway; grandson-in-law, Troy Conway; great-granddaughter, Chelsea Hollenbeck; great-grandson-in-law, Ryan Hollenbeck; great-grandson, Christopher Conway; great-granddaughter-in-law, RayAnn Conway; great-great-grandson, Noah Conway; great-great-granddaughter, Trinity Conway; great-granddaughter, Candace Copeland; great-grandson-in-law, Justin Copeland; grandson, Jimmy Hagerman; granddaughter-in-law, Donita Hagerman; great-granddaughters, Paige Hagerman and Sarah Hagerman; grandson, Ronald Hagerman; great-granddaughter, Ashley Riese; great-grandson-in-law, Scott Riese; great-great-grandson, Kaden Riese; great-great-granddaughter, Emily Riese; great-grandson, Joshua Hagerman; great-granddaughter, Amber Hagerman; great-granddaughter, Rainee Hagerman; great-granddaughter, Madison Hagerman; nieces, Tana Cofer and Michelle Bundy; and sister-in-law, Jan Fenimore.

 Dottie was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Eugene Mack; daughter, Vickie Jeane Mack; father, William Fenimore; mother, Leona Fenimore; father-in-law, Ronald Mack, and mother-in-law, Grace Roby Mack; brother, Richard (Dick) Fenimore; and grandson, Chuck Dewayne Hagerman.

A Gathering to Share Memories of Dottie will be held at Restwood Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 1-2 p.m. in Clute, Texas. A Celebration of Dottie’s Life will follow at 2 p.m.  

There will be a visitation for Dottie at Kale Funeral Home in Truro, Iowa, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 1-2 p.m. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Young Cemetery in Truro, Iowa.

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