Dorothy Williams Springfield, 88, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Walnut Creek Baptist Church with interment at Jaybird Cemetery. The family would like to express a special thank you to Sandy Herring and the loving staff of Silver Creek Assisted Living in Azle.
Dorothy Mae Williams was born June 25, 1925, to Willie Edward and Eva Emerline Stone Williams in Bennington, Okla. She came to Texas with her parents as a young teenager, settling near the Azle community. She graduated from Azle High School with the Class of 1942. On Sept. 26, 1942, she married Norman Jess Springfield of Springtown. They shared 68 years together until his death on Feb. 27, 2011. Except for a brief time in Alvarado, they lived in the Reno community raising three children.
Dorothy will be remembered by those privileged to know her for the love and care she had for her husband and children. She made their home a special, welcoming place for all. After the children were teenagers, she began to work outside the home taking a job as a bookkeeper in Fort Worth and eventually retiring from the administrative offices of the Azle Independent School District. She was known for her quiet manner and the beautiful life she lived as a committed, witnessing Christian. She was a member of Walnut Creek Baptist Church in Reno where she played the piano and was a beloved Sunday school teacher for over 40 years.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; daughter, Norma Jean Springfield Smith; and grandson, Jeffrey Scott Springfield.
Survivors left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Linda Springfield Boyd and husband, W.E. “Teed” Boyd of Keller; son, Gary Don Springfield and wife, Gay Fry Springfield of Azle; son-in-law, William Larry Smith of Grandview; grandsons, Tony Springfield, Gregg Boyd and Barry Smith; granddaughters, Deena Springfield, Kim Boyd Davidson and Lisa Smith Lee; 10 great- grandchildren; the Springfield extended family where she was deeply loved; and many friends.
The Azle News,
Oct. 9, 2013 Edition