1944 - 2016 Gale Green Dollinger, 72, of Beaumont, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, June 27, 2016. Gale was born in Vidor, Texas on February 6, 1944, to Emily Thomas Green and J.W. 'Sam' Green. She graduated from Vidor High School, attended Lamar Institute of Technology, and worked at Beaumont Savings and Loans for several years. In 1966, Gale married John E. 'Jed' Dollinger and begin to learn about living life as an Aggie wife. Gale enjoyed life in Beaumont with Jed, their daughter Jessica and both the Dollinger and Green extended families. Gale was a nurturing mom to her daughter Jessica, devoted wife to Jed and a wonderful daughter to her mother, Emily Green. She volunteered at St. Anne's and Kelly High School when Jessica was a student there and tended to her mother and her aunts for years-taking them on their errands and playing rousing games of Hand-and-Foot or Rumicube. Gale loved books, cross-word puzzles, daytime TV and two cats named Carter and Jake. She was a whiz at cards and games of every kind. She loved spending time at the beach, travelling with her husband Jed and hosting family gatherings and holiday celebrations for both the Dollinger and Green families. Gale is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, John E. 'Jed' Dollinger; and daughter, Jessica Lynn and her husband, Matthew T. Lynn. She was preceeded in death by her parents; and sister, Jamie Estes. The Dollingers want to thank Terri Murray, RN, Joann Sprigg and Candy Gore for their kindness and expertise in caring for Gale. A gathering of Mrs. Dollinger's family and friends will begin at 9:30 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her committal will be held at Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704; or to Some Other Place, P.O. Box 843, Beaumont, Texas 77704. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 29, 2016