Sharon Anne Dobyns
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Moehring, 69, of Cistern, Fayette County passed away on Thursday November 15, 2012.
Sharon was born August 31, 1943 in Lompoc, California, the daughter of Richard E. and Mickey (Minerva) Jones Dobyns of Houston, Texas. Her father was in training at the U.S. Army armored division at Camp Cooke, in Lompoc, California. When she was 6 month old, her mother brought her home to Houston, Texas, and her father was ordered to England in early 1944, where he joined the Super 6th Armored Division, one of General George S. Patton's Third Army Divisions in World War II. He returned home in late 1945 with the Bronze Star, the Distinguished Unit Citation and the French Croix de Guerre, with Silver Gilt Star.
She attended Westbury High School and San Jacinto High School in Houston, Texas. She graduated from the Business College of Houston, and was an IBM operator for Raymond Geographic, Inc. in Houston, and retired as a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking delicious meals, enjoyed her dogs, cats and cocktails, enjoyed working on our ranch, loved riding her horses, was a loving and joyful wife, and friend to many.
She married John A. Moehring in 1967 in Houston, Texas.
She was a fifth-generation descendant of Green DeWitt and Sarah Seely DeWitt. Green DeWitt was an empresario of DeWitt Colony (Gonzales and DeWitt Counties) and the founder of the City of Gonzales in April, 1825. She was the fourth-generation descendant of Isham Green and Minvera DeWitt Jones (1840) in Gonzales, Texas. She was a member of the Gonzales Chapter of Daughters of Republic of Texas, the San Jacinto Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former Texas Rangers Association. She was the author of "The Gonzales Connection - DeWitt and Jones Families". Her books can be purchased from Trafford Publishing (www.trafford.com) and Amazon.
She is survived by her husband John, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Karren Moehring of Gypsum, Colorado, and her Jones and Goodling families in Houston, Texas.
By her wishes, no funeral service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Former Texas Rangers Foundation, P.O. Box 3195, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 18, 2012