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Dorcy Leith Hughes Watler


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Dorcy Leith Hughes Watler Obituary
Watler, Dorcy Leith Hughes Dorcy Leith Hughes Watler, 91, died March 30 in Dallas from complications of Parkinson's disease. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014, in the Parish Hall of St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. As a U.S. Army infantry lieutenant in the 42nd "Rainbow" Division, he served in combat in France and Germany from Dec. 24, 1944 to April 1, 1945. Dorcy was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster for valor, the Purple Heart for wounds received in action and the Combat Infantryman's Badge for service in battle. Mr. Watler graduated from Texas A&M University in 1948 and practiced architecture in Beaumont for 39 years. He was predeceased in 2006 by his loving wife of 58 years, Pauline Collins Watler. Dorcy is survived by his devoted sister, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Holmes of Port Arthur. He is also survived by son, D. Hughes Watler Jr. and daughter-in-law, Barbara Watler; grandson, Kevin Manahan; granddaughter, Tracy W. Guara and her husband, Chris; son, Mark C. Watler; and grandson, Gregory L. Watler, all of Houston; and son, Paul C. Watler and daughter-in-law, Julia A. Watler; granddaughter, Blair Watler; and grandson, Reid Watler, all of Dallas; and future granddaughter-in-law, Shannon Dodds of Houston. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Maj. Gen. Harold E. Collins (retired) of San Antonio and sister-in-law, Mrs. L.A. (Kate) Collins of Schenectady, New York; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship fund at Monsignor Kelly High School, 5950 Kelly Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77707 or to St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77701. Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Apr. 1, 2014
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