Dorothy Lucille Colwell
February 28, 1926  -  March 17, 2008

Dorothy Lucille Colwell


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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Friday, March 21, 2008
5:30 to 7:30 PM
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Graveside Service
Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Saturday, March 22, 2008
11:00 AM
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
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Hospice of Midland, Inc
911 West Texas
Midland, TX  79701


Our loving mother Dorothy Lucille Colwell, passed away Monday March 17, 2008 in Midland, Texas. Lucille was born to William Arthur Paul and Lola Belle Huffman Paul on February 28, 1926 in Brownwood, Texas.

In February 1944, during World War II, Lucille went by train from Abilene, Texas to Florida and married Billy Avery Colwell on February 5. Bill preceded her in death on March 25, 1994. To their union four children were born.

Lucille was a homemaker and a wonderful cook. She loved to work in the yard and always had beautiful flowers and plants. Another hobby was crocheting keepsake blankets for her great grandchildren. All who knew Lucille will attest to her sweet spirit and kind heart.

Lucille was a member of Southwest Park Baptist Church in Abilene just having returned her membership there from Tulsa on March 16, 2008.

Her daughter Lu Ann Colwell Baker preceded her in death in July 1982.

Left to cherish her memory are sons Dan Colwell and wife Jennifer of Midland, Texas, Ron Colwell of Tulsa, Oklahoma with whom she had made her home for the last 10 years, Jerry Colwell and wife Sharon of Converse, Texas; a sister Peggy Hardee of Gueydan, Louisiana, a brother W. A. Bill Paul and wife Sarah of Abilene; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Midland, Inc., 911 West Texas, Midland, Texas 79701 or to the charity of ones choice.

Her graveside service will be Saturday March 22, 2008, 11:00 AM, at Elmwood Memorial Park with the Reverend Mike Woodward of Southwest Park Baptist Church officiating. Viewing and visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Friday at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 HWY 277 South.

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  1. Cindy Vandiver
    Abilene, TX

    Ron, I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Mike, Ruth Travis Ferry
    Abilene, TX

    To Lucilles family, we are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. I know she was a wonderful mother because she was a wonderful friend. Her love for her savior shown in everything she did. You never said hello to Lucille without a big hug and a beautiful smile. She was gracious and loving to everyone she met. We are so sorry to have to miss her visitation and service as we have family plans that cannot be changed at this time, but please know we are with you in prayer for your peace and comfort from our Father. The world will miss this dear woman. God bless you.

  3. Kirk McNeely
    Buchanan Dam, Texas, TX

    I hope that in your time of grief that the fondest of memories shine through the loss so that you can keep them in your hearts for all time.

  4. Barry Shaw
    Seattle, WA

    I met Lucille in 1971. Ron was my RA in the dorm my Freshman year at New Mexico State University. Little did I know that I would get to know his family. At the heart of the Colwell clan was the queen, Lucille. She was down to earth, always happy and always seemed deeply interested in everyone she knew. Her presence will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with the Colwells that she leaves behind, but I know that she must rejoice at the wonderful family that will carry her memory on.

  5. Virginia Previtera
    San Antonio, TX

    Jerry, Sharon and family I am thinking of you and praying that the wonderful memories of Dorothy that you have are visted many times as you gather as a family and are share with grandchildren, family and friends. May this be of great comfort to you.

  6. Chari Colwell Oglesby
    Dallas, TX

    You touched our hearts in so many ways, Grandma. We will miss your sweet spirit. Much love, Chari, Jason and Hudson.

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