Myrna Loy Crelia Dobbins(1939 - 2014)

Retired teacher Myrna Loy Crelia Dobbins, 74, of Granbury passed away in her sleep Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury. Interment: 2 p.m. Friday in Little Bethel Cemetery in Duncanville. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wiley Funeral Home. Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made in Myrna's honor to the Scleroderma Foundation or the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Organization. Myrna touched the lives of countless students during her more than 30 years as a first- and second-grade teacher at Alexander Elementary in Duncanville. She was known for her boundless energy, love of children and gentle approach to education. She retired in 1998 and soon thereafter moved to Granbury, where she and Lynn lived for the remainder of her life. She graduated from Weatherford High School in 1957. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Myrna was a lifetime member of the Texas State Teachers Association. She was also a member of the Pecan Plantation Women's Club and Bunco group and the PTL Class at Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury. She loved family, travel, church, good food and playing cards with friends and family. Survivors: Her high school sweetheart and husband of almost 56 years, Lynn Dobbins; son, Terry Dobbins, Jeanette Dobbins and grandson, Troy Dobbins, of Waxahachie; son, Steve Dobbins and Jason Leon of Austin; and sister, Barnita Simpson of Millsap.

Funeral Home

Wiley Funeral Home
400 Highway 377 East Granbury, TX 76048
(817) 573-3000

Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 30, 2014