Dorothy Margaret (Diehl) Hunter, 83, passed away at her home on Thursday, April 3, 2014. A memorial service was held during communion services at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ Episcopal Church. Dorothy was born Oct. 3, 1930, in Chillicothe, Mo., the only child of the late Col. Ross Diehl and Della Kathryn (Christison) Diehl. Dorothy graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1948, and the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in education in 1952. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She taught in Des Moines, Iowa. She met the love of her life, Warren L. Hunter, after he returned from service in Korea. They were married Jan. 23, 1955, in Chillicothe, and celebrated 59 years of marriage this past January. The Hunters moved to Brenham in 1963. They later moved to Nacogdoches in 1972. Dorothy was a long-time educator with Nacogdoches ISD, teaching primarily second grade at Emeline Carpenter Elementary. She was also a member of Christ Episcopal Church, and taught first grade. Dorothy was an avid reader and word puzzle fanatic who possessed an almost photographic memory when it came to "useless trivia." You never wanted to bet against her! She had a keen, droll sense of humor. A wonderful cook, her fruit pies and cookies were family treasures. She enjoyed playing card games and dominoes with her friends. Dorothy loved all sorts of music, in particular jazz. She and Warren enjoyed many of their retirement years RV-ing, visiting 48 of 50 states. She was a wonderful wife, mom and grandma, and we will all miss her. Mrs. Hunter is survived by her husband Warren and their three children, Margaret Ann Hunter Detrick and husband, Charles, of Austin; Paul David Hunter of Richardson; and David Ross Hunter and wife, Robin, of Rockwall. She is survived six grandchildren, Thomas Patrick Barton and wife, Rebecca, of Austin; Kathryn Blair Barton and husband, Aaron, of Austin; Emily Jane Hunter Davis and husband, Marc, of NAS Whidbey Island, Wash.; Adam Ross Hunter of Richardson; Aaron David Hunter of Richardson; and Elizabeth Della Hunter of Rockwall. She is also survived by her great-grandson, Jackson Hollis Barton of Austin. Interment will be at a later date at the Christison Family Cemetery in Chillicothe, Mo. The family thanks the special staff of Hospice of East Texas for making Dorothy safe, comfortable and secure in her final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered to Christ Episcopal Church, Salvation Army or a
. Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Apr. 17, 2014