Doris Helen Brinlee

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Brinlee, Doris Helen Senseney Materka Doris Helen Senseney Materka Brinlee (87) was born to Harry S. and Hanna May Schlegel Senseney on 7-12-1924 in Sacramento, CA. She passed away in Dallas,TX on 4-30-2012. Raised in Washington, DC, she was a SMU graduate where she was a Rotunda Beauty and a member of Sigma Kappa. While attending SMU, she met and married William J Materka, the father of her children. She later married, Hoyt Brinlee. She held a Master of Library Science degree, and was a librarian at various public and private schools in Dallas. Doris was an independent person with a passion for reading, traveling, cats, theater, and bridge. As she endured times of physical challenge, she maintained courage and strength. Doris was a longtime member of St.Patrick Catholic Church. She is survived by two children: Lynn Materka Harnden (David), and Jan William Materka (Holly); grandchildren: Courtney, Paige, Myles, Mallory, Laurel, Will; great grandchild: Chloe. The family is grateful for the devotion of her caregiver, Bridget Ukey. Memorial Mass beginning with a Rosary at 3:30 pm, Fri., 5-11-12 at St. Patrick Church-9643 Ferndale Rd. A private burial will be held at Restland Cemetery.Donations may be given in her name to Bishop Lynch HS, or Jesuit Preparatory School, Dallas.



Published in Dallas Morning News on May 9, 2012
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