Dorothy Jeanne Earley | 1924-2019

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019

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Dorothy Jeanne Earley

Dorothy Jeanne Earley, 94, went to be with our Lord Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Decatur.

Evening prayer was Friday, Feb. 15 at Ascension and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Bridgeport with Father Keith Roberson officiating. Memorial is 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent’s Cathedral in Bedford with Father Ryan Reed officiating.

Dorothy was born Sept. 15, 1924, to Jessie Edward and Julia Josephine (Antz) Frederick in New Orleans, La. She was united in marriage to David K. Earley on May 31, 1952, in New Orleans. Dorothy graduated Sophie B. Wright Girls High School in New Orleans May 30, 1941. She served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Dorothy graduated St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing June 10, 1962. She graduated University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing May 21, 1977. Dorothy served as a nurse for the United States Public Health Service in Fort Worth for 17 years. She was a dedicated volunteer for Healing Wings HIV/AIDS Center at JPS Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband David K. Earley; sons William Bradley Wise and Sean Kevin Earley; sister Ruth Frederick Poche; and brother Charles E. Frederick.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter, Linda Jeanne Wise Swindle and husband, Cordell; daughter-in-law Linda Wise; grandchildren Melissa Jeanne Swindle, David Bradley Wise, Kail Charles Swindle and wife, Amber, Kathleen Swindle Siek and husband, Scott, and Michael Frederick Swindle and wife, Lexi; great-grandchildren Zoe and Jack Wise, Cate and Jack Swindle, Julia, Sean, and Laura Siek and Henry Swindle; nephews Jim and Michael Poche; extended family and a host of friends.

The family requests you consider making a donation to JPS Foundation Healing Wings HIV/AIDS Center, 1223 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76014 or St. Vincent’s Cathedral, 1300 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, TX 76022.

Hawkins Funeral Home Bridgeport

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