Dorothy Jean (Dolezal) Childress

Class of 1941

1941 Maroon SpotlightDorothy Dolezal
Dorothy Dolezal

- 16 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dolezal, of this city, was born on November 7, 1924, at Perry.

She has attended the Perry schools for 11 years, having been promoted to advanced classes in both the second and fifth grades. Horseback riding and all sports are Dorothy’s favorite hobbies, although she prefers memoirs.

She plans to attend the Oklahoma A. and M. college after graduation here. She will get a major in physical education.

Dorothy Jean (Dolezal) Childress

November 7, 1924 – January 8, 2023

Dorothy Jean Dolezal Childress, age 98, of Stillwater, died Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Dorothy was born on November 7, 1924, to Frank and Victoria (Belcha) Dolezal in Perry, Oklahoma, where she was raised and educated. On July 4, 1947, she married Maurice Dow “Rooster” Childress in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Rooster and Dorothy worked together for many years at the family D/X service station, where they made many friends who still today remember them fondly. Rooster preceded her in death in 1994.

Dorothy is also preceded in death by her parents; her sister Margaret Kaiser and husband Ray; her brother Robert Dolezal of Lakeway, Texas; as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Members of her family include her daughter Ann Focht of Stillwater; her brother Dick Dolezal and his wife Janice of Tyler, Texas; her sister-in-law Delores Dolezal of Lakeway, Texas; her grandchildren Dustin Focht and his wife Jordan of Pratt, Kansas, and Holly Standlee of Tulsa, Oklahoma; her great-grandchildren Jacie, Charli and Andi Focht of Pratt, Kansas, and Brett, Jack, and Teagon Standlee of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2023, at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry, Oklahoma, officiated by Pastor Russell Hughes.