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Dr. Dorothy Mack Strain

SHREVEPORT, LA - Dr. Dorothy Mack Strain, retired pediatrician, died November 28, 2009 after a lengthy illness.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 900 Jordan Street, on Monday morning, November 30, 2009 at 10 o'clock, Reverend Pendleton B. Peery presiding. Visitation will be in the church parlor immediately following the service.

Dr. Dorothy practiced pediatrics in Shreveport for 31 years. She was a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics; member, American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Shreveport Medical Society.

She was born April 10, 1928 to Willie and Mary Mack in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Most of her early years were spent in Springhill, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and received training in pediatrics at New Orleans Charity Hospital and Vanderbilt Hospital.

Dr. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Dr. Thomas E. Strain, Jr, one brother, Dr. Donald Mack and wife Joan, two sisters: Gladys and husband, Dr. Thomas W. Huff, Mary Frances Attrep, and brother-in-law, Dr. Billy H. Gilley; two step daughters: Lynn Strain Yancey and husband Stephen R. Yancey, II and their children Richard and David; Dr. Carol Strain Clemons and her husband Dr. David J. Clemons and their children, Susannah, Dr. Elizabeth, Dr. Mary Catherine and her fiancé, Steve Lindenmeyer, and Amanda; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Dr. Jeanne Mack Gilley.

Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport and Christus Schumpert's Grace Home residential hospice.

Dr. Dorothy's family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors and staff of Grace Home and to her faithful sitters, Fannie Partner, Rosie Coleman and Sandra Christian. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Marshall Street Chapel

(318) 222-0348


Published in Shreveport Times from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30, 2009
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