Dorothy Marquart

2 entries
  • "So very sorry to hear about Dorothy's passing. She was..."
  • "Dennis,Diana & Denise We are so sorry for the loss of..."
The Guest Book is expired.

Dorothy Brown Marquart passed peacefully from this life into the next on March 21, 2016 at the age of 80. She was born Dorothy Louise Braun on January 2, 1936 in Washington County, Texas to August and Elisa Reeder Braun. Dorothy moved to Houston, Texas at a young age and was raised in the Lutheran faith. As a teenager, she met and married Daniel Brown. Their union lasted 30 years and they were blessed with four children: Diana, Darrell (died in infancy), Dennis, and Denise.

Dorothy met the love of her life, Jimmie Marquart, on a dance floor in Houston, Texas. They were married in 1987 and had 23 wonderful years together until his death in March 2010. With her marriage to Jimmie, she gained two precious children, Becky and Bryan Marquart. Dorothy and Jimmie enjoyed dancing, traveling, and family celebrations.

In the mid-1990s, Dorothy survived stage four cancer; however, the experimental treatments left her with physical limitations. Dorothy was devoted to family and friends and enjoyed staying connected to loves ones around the country. In addition to being devoted to her family, her passions included cooking, sewing, quilting, and needlework. She was an avid reader and enjoyed learning and sharing information with others. Dorothy had an out-going personality and always enjoyed people. She never met a stranger and could always find something in common with others. She was diagnosed with a different form of cancer about 18 months ago. This time her treatments were not successful. She will be remembered by her loved ones for her strong-will, determination, and perseverance.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; her brother Sonny; her sisters Evelyn Purdue and Anita Oliver; her infant son Darrell; and her beloved husband Jimmie Marquart. She is survived by her children: Diana Backus, Dennis Brown (Carol), Denise Downie, Becky Marquart Johnson (Stan) and Bryan Marquart (Dana); 8 grandchildren: Brien Downie (Victoria), William Downie, Clayton Brown, Jordan Johnson, Abby Johnson, Rylie Marquart, Korynne Marquart, and Avery Marquart; and 4 great-grandchildren: Ariana, Mason, Brayden, and Peyton Downie; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

The family would like to thank their dear friend Julia for her love and devotion to Dorothy. She made many trips to M.D. Anderson taking Dorothy to appointments and treatments.

The family would also like to thank the staff of Cynthia's Touch Senior Services for taking such good care of Dorothy in her final weeks as well as Vitas Hospice for their kind care and attention during the last week of her life.

Visitation will be held on March 24, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe, Texas. The funeral service will be held on March 25, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Garden Park Cemetery.


Funeral Home
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road
Conroe, TX 77303
(936) 756-2126
Funeral Home Details
Send Flowers
Published on from Mar. 22 to Apr. 5, 2016
Funeral Home Details
Conroe, TX   (936) 756-2126
funeral home direction icon