Dorothy Bridgwater Black
Dorothy Black of Houston, Texas, died September 5th at age 92. She was born in Louisville, Ky., daughter of Walter and Elizabeth Bridgwater. She graduated with high honors at Shawnee High School, attended the University of Louisville, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority, editor of the Yearbook and was selected for several honorary societies. She finished her master's in social work from the University of Louisville in 1956.
She did professional work in Louisville and New Orleans, then was with the Office of Economic Opportunity in Eastern Kentucky. She became the Director of Social Work at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston for 28 years through 1994. She was awarded The Susan L. Browder Memorial Award in 1995. She had a great love for and was a supporter of the Arts in Houston. Her home love was for the Montrose area where she lived for 50 years. She was also an avid world traveler with friends and family.
She was predeceased by her parents. She was also predeceased by her loving companion, Larry Phelps. She is survived by her sister Libby Hamilton (Jim MD), nephews Mark Hamilton MD (Amy MD), Joshua Hamilton PhD (Leticia), nieces Elizabeth Meshkoff (Pete), Ellen Campbell (Kent), and 3 grandnieces and one grandnephew.
She will be laid to rest in Lebanon, Kentucky. Memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army and to your local animal shelter. Inquiries to [email protected]
Published by Houston Chronicle on Oct. 10, 2021.