Dorothy Belknap, a long time resident of Midland, died Tuesday in Tomball, Texas at the age of 83. Born in Independence, Kansas to John and Helen Thompson on June 21, 1929. She grew up in Texas and graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Art and Geology. She married Barton Belknap on Oct 23, 1951. Together they raised four children while living in New Mexico and Texas. After Bart's retirement from Exxon they traveled frequently to Alaska, Europe and Russia. They were married for 38 years until Bart's death in 1989. Dorothy was a long time member of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity. She enjoyed art, painting and traveling. She moved to Tomball in the fall of 2010 to live closer to her family. Dorothy is survived by her children Kevin Belknap and wife Patti of Arlington, Bruce Belknap of Carrolton, Shannon Belknap of League City, and Laurel Nicholas and husband John of Tomball. She is also survived by her brother Jack Thompson of Westborough, Mass., his wife Norma and their family. Dorothy was blessed with 5 grandchildren, Brian, Austin, Michael, Aubrey, and Kelly. Visitation will be at Ellis Funeral Home in Midland on Friday evening, March 15, from 7 to 8 PM. Funeral services will held on Saturday afternoon March 16, at 1 PM at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity. Graveside service will be held immediately afterwards at Resthaven Memorial Park. Donations may be made to Hospice Midland, P.O. Box 2621 Midland, TX 79702. Online condolences may be made to www.ellisfunerals.com.
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Mar. 15, 2013