Longtime Killeen resident Dorothy Viola Clawson (age 96) went to be with the Lord peacefully on January 23, 2021. She was born in Decker’s Point, PA on March 7, 1924. She resided in Homer City, PA until she met and married the love of her life, Henry Leroy Clawson, Sr. on August 12, 1943 in Ofelia, AL. Henry joined the Army and fought in WWII while Dorothy stayed in Harrisburg to help with her 6 brothers and sisters. She worked for G.C. Murphy stores in PA. They had their first child, Henry L. Clawson Jr on Dec. 16, 1944 and their second Patricia L. Clawson-Reid on Jan. 29, 1949. Henry and Dorothy relocated to Killeen, TX in 1974. Dorothy worked at Terry & Ferris in Temple, TX until the day she realized that she wanted to stay home to babysit and help raise her grandchildren.
Dorothy loved her family dearly and was better known for her love of cooking, baking, and caregiving. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will always have memories of her making sure everyone was taken care of, fed and loved on a daily basis. Everyone that knew her loved her. She was the primary caregiver for her husband Henry when he had a stroke in 2004 and took wonderful care of him until the day he died in 2012.
Dorothy is survived by her 2 children, Henry L. Clawson Jr (wife Sherry) in Indiana, PA and Patricia L. Reid in Killeen, TX; five grandchildren, Tammy McCullough (husband Jeffrey) in Shelocta, PA, Brian Clawson in Shelocta, PA, Jennifer Clark (husband Gary) in Killeen, TX, Melissa Reese (husband Chris) in Temple, TX; James E Reid Jr (wife Jennifer) in Gatesville, TX; and her sister, Sylvia Jeanie Clark in Front Royal, VA. She is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren - Jeffrey McCullough, Jared McCullough, Nicole Vislosky, Lindsey Reese, Halleigh Clark, Ashley Rhodes, Sierra Gonzales, Timothy Clark, Ashleigh Clark, Joshua Gonzales, Chase Clawson, Lillian Reese, and Charity Clawson. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Henry L. Clawson Sr; her parents, Donald and Mabel Cannon; her siblings, Clara Gaston, Irene Siko, Donald Cannon Jr., Archie Cannon, and Frances McClane; and her grand-daughter Elizabeth Clawson.
Due to Covid restrictions, there will be a graveside services at 1:00 pm Monday, February 1, 2021 at Killeen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a financial contribution to the charity of your choice in her honor. The Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights is in charge of the arrangements and burial will be in the Killeen Memorial Park.
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