Dolores Herzog Hoffart
1934 - 2020
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Dolores Herzog Hoffart, 85, of Dobbin, passed away on Wednesday morning, January 15th at HCA Houston Healthcare-Conroe (formerly Conroe Regional Hospital) in Conroe, surrounded by her loving children.

A parish rosary was recited from 4-4:30 p.m. Sunday, January 19th at St. Mary Catholic Church, 8227 County Road 205 @ FM 1774 in Plantersville and visitation followed from 4:30-6 p.m. A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday morning, January 20th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Edward C. Kucera, Jr. as the celebrant. The rite of committal took place in St. Mary's Cemetery followed by a luncheon in the parish hall.

Pallbearers included all six grandsons Clint Branch, Eric Giles, Trey Hoffart, Reese Reissig, Ryan Reissig and Seth Reissig.

Dolores was born in Dobbin on Monday, October 8, 1934 to John and Rosa (Wagner) Herzog. She grew up in Dobbin and graduated from Montgomery High School as Valedictorian of the Class of 1952. She married Frank Joseph Hoffart, the love of her life for over 57 years on September 13, 1952. Frank was employed by John Rosilier in his grocery store in Dobbin to help out with his families' expenses. Frank and Dolores were married one year when Mr. Rosilier died in September of 1953. In his will, Mr. Rosilier left the store to this young couple who began their business, Hoffart's Grocery, which they owned and operated for the next 54 years until the closing of the business on June 30, 2007.

Over the 54 years of business, Dolores became acquainted with so many people in all the surrounding counties who grew to love and admire her. All their customers became part of their family. She just loved people in general. Later in Frank and Dolores' business life, they added a meat processing plant which brought new faces and more friendships throughout the years.

Dolores devoted her life to her family and their business raising all five of their children in the store. She was quite famous for her "gift of gab" and loved visiting with customers and whoever she could strike up a conversation with. Dolores was most famous for her contagious and sweet smile that made you feel as you were an important part of her life. On November 24, 2013, she suffered a stroke but that didn't slow her down any. The only obstacle the stroke caused was her ability to carry on a conversation (which we all know she loved to do!) Dolores continued to live at home in Dobbin with the help of her neighbors and children. She also continued to do her weekly shopping at Walmart and attended any and every party she was invited to. Dolores had a wonderful life and enjoyed every moment of it to the fullest.

She was a life-long parishioner of St. Mary Catholic Church in Plantersville; a life-time member of the St. Mary's Altar Society; the annual Labor Day weekend Bazaar "head honcho" for many, many years; and she and her family have been the bazaar money counters for well over 50 years that we know of and probably more.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; infant brother Thomas Herzog; and grandson Brice Cade Hoffart.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Gail and Don Sowell of Anderson; Debbie Hoffart; Barbara Faughn; Lynn and Phil Deaton; and Carol and Jeff Reissig, all of Montgomery; son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Adrienne Hoffart of Dobbin; grandchildren Clint Branch and wife Diana of College Station; Brandi Waitz and husband Dave of Anderson; Ashleigh Krause and husband Tanner of Houston; Eric Giles and wife Brandie of Anderson; Reese, Ryan and Seth Reissig of Montgomery; Trey Hoffart of Austin; and Kaylee Smith of Montgomery; great grandchildren, Abbygail and Brooklyn Branch of College Station; Luke and Colton Waitz, Kami and Kallie Giles, all of Anderson; Jaeden Hoffart of Austin; and Mya and Tatum Messer of Montgomery; brothers John D. Herzog of Richards; and Darrell Herzog of Dobbin; sisters Linette (Tootsie) Mock and Aleen Mock of Dobbin; and Ann McDuffie and husband Charlie of Iola. A very special thank you to her caregiver for the last 6 years, Debbie Mahon-Aguilar and husband Manuel (Tortuga) Aguilar. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in her memory be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or St. Mary's Altar Society, P.O. Box 388, Plantersville, TX 77363.

You are invited to sign the guestbook and leave condolences for the family at www.lindleyrobertsonholt.com.




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Published in The Courier of Montgomery County from Jan. 16 to Jan. 29, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
19
Rosary
04:00 - 04:30 PM
JAN
19
Visitation
04:30 - 06:00 PM
JAN
20
Funeral Mass
10:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
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January 26, 2020
What a sweet lady! I remember meeting her 45 years ago when we first came to St Marys . Delores made me feel so welcomed! Loved her notes everywhere! She showed me what organization can do! Loved her and her big family!! Was so sad to miss her funeral but the 24 hr virus hit us hard that week.
Barbara Kapchinski
Friend
January 22, 2020
debby and gail

your mother was a great person
everyone will miss her

gaye and jo
January 20, 2020
Gail and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you all in my prayers. God be with you all.
Carolyn Stark
Friend
January 19, 2020
Rest In Peace! for the Family.
Betty Hampton
January 19, 2020
With deepest sympathy for your loss of your loved one. Our families go back a long way grandparents and great grandparents and Dolores and my mother being best friends. God bless your family. Sincerely, "The William Thompson Family: and "Hal and Jimmie (Thompson) Watson Family; Lynn Watson (Daughter)
Lynn Watson
Friend
January 18, 2020
Mrs. Hoffart was a pillar of St. Marys church in Plantersville. She was a lady in every way, and a role model for how a woman lives a life of kindness and grace. But she sure knew how to get things done. I was privileged to get to know her.
Ginger Torregrossa
Friend
January 18, 2020
Delores was a cherished and older cousin of mine. She and her family were very kind and loving of of my late mother, Cecilia McIntyre. I will miss her and her bright and loving smile. Bill McIntyre
william mcintyre
Family
January 17, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Connie
Friend
January 17, 2020
So sorry for her passing.
Tina Rahmn
Friend
January 16, 2020
Deepest sympathies to the family.
Nadine McVey
Acquaintance
January 16, 2020
I'm sure going to miss her. She was always so sweet and had the best smile. I'm certain she is dancing and singing with the angels! May God comfort all of you during this time of sorrow.
Carmen Ferraro
Family
January 16, 2020
Sending love and hugs at this time of need. Thinking of you and your family Lynn. Praying for His loving arms of comfort for each of you.
Nannette Garrett-Williams
Family
January 16, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. She was a wonderful person and touched so many lives.
Yvette Jones
Neighbor
January 16, 2020
We have so many wonderful memories of your mom and dad when we were children. She was a very special lady, and loved so much. God be with all of you. Our prayers are with you.
Cindy Lowery
Family
January 16, 2020
Hoffart Family, our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. I know my in-laws loved to spend time at Hoffart's Grocery and talk with your parents during the time.
A mother is with us always, FIRST IN HER LIFETIME, THEN FOREVER IN OUR MEMORY.
Ray and Suzanne Clopton
Friend
January 15, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Alice Moody-Imhoff
Acquaintance
January 15, 2020
Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. Rest in Peace sweet Aunt Delores.
Stacy Buckner
Family
January 15, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Hoffarts passing.
She was an amazing woman.
May God bless you and your family.
Donna Pavlock
Friend
January 15, 2020
Im so sorry for the family Delores was the kindest and sweetest Lady
Prayers and condolences
May she RIP ❤
Charlene Young
Friend
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