Dorothy Jeanne Sallier Colvin
Memorial services for Dorothy Jeanne "Dot" Sallier Colvin, age 82, of Dubach will be 3:00 pm Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Dubach First Baptist Church in Dubach, LA with Rev. Barry Joyner officiating the service.
Dot was born in Freeport, TX on January 24, 1931 and died August 17, 2013 in Ruston, LA due to complications caused by her battle with Cholangiocarcinoma. She was a faithful member of Dubach First Baptist Church for over 60 years, a retired school teacher
, librarian, and guidance counselor with over 30 years of dedicated service in the Lincoln Parish school system, and hard working help mate and partner for Lamar in their farming and cattle operations. She was a graduate of Port Sulphur High School, Louisiana College, and LA Tech University. She was devoted to her family and extended church family. She loved her gardening and family genealogy research. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, mentor, and great demonstrator of her faith in The Lord. Her Christian faith had a positive impact on all whom she encountered throughout her life -- up to her final day on this earth.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alpha Joseph Sallier, April 18, 1951 and mother, Vera Evelyn Smith Sallier, May 27, 1978. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Lamar Watts Colvin of Dubach; son, Mark L. Colvin and wife, Leslie of Dubach; son, Russell S. Colvin of New Orleans; 1 grandson, John Mark Colvin of Shreveport; 6 step-grand and great grand children: Heather Davidson Ambrose, husband David and son Duncan of Arlington, TX; Jolee Verret McAbee, husband Jeff and daughter Juliana of Inman, SC; Natalie Lynn Verret and son Jonathan of Ruston, LA; sister, Earlene Higgins and husband, George of Pineville; sister, Glenda Hofius and husband Ted of Shreveport; and multitude of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to thank the staff of Alpine Gamble Guest Care and Professional Hospice Care, both of Ruston, for all their thoughtful caregiving and love for Dot during her illness.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations in her name to Dubach First Baptist Church.