Dorothy Caruthers STRIEBER
1918 - 2016
Sunset Memorial Park & Funeral Home
1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX
STRIEBER, Dorothy Caruthers
June 10, 1918 - January 2, 2016

Born and raised in San Antonio, Dorothy (Dodi) attended Brackenridge High School and the University of Texas at Austin, where she received her B.A. in German and English in 1938.

In 1940 she married Edward Miles Strieber (Mickey) and had five children in five different states during his 20 years as a nuclear engineer and Air Force officer. Tulsa, Oklahoma; Garden City, Kansas; Hanford, Washington; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Dayton, Ohio; Washington D.C.; and Bonn, Germany were their sequential homes.

In 1965 she earned a masters degree in English and began a teaching career that climaxed in Austin, Texas, their first retirement home. She helped open Reagan High School. She and her team teacher developed the curricula for World Culture and the Humanities courses later adopted throughout the Austin School System.

In 1987 she and Mickey moved to the brand new Air Force Village II in San Antonio, a community which she helped build over the next 29 years. Dodi contributed actively to the Catholic Community and the residents' council, and established and served on the still-thriving Juice Patrol in the Vista Health Care Center there. She was also an avid bridge player throughout her adult life.

Dodi is survived by her children: Mamie Helen Rockafellar of Seattle, WA; Elizabeth Kay Schodek of Malden, MA; Edward Miles Strieber, Jr. and his wife, Pat Pope Strieber of Austin TX; Dorothy Ann Strieber of Grand Junction, CO; and Louis Charles Strieber of Yorktown, TX; plus four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A memorial mass in her honor will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 in the High Flight Chapel of Air Force Village II (now known as Blue Skies of Texas West), located at 5100 John D. Ryan Blvd., San Antonio, TX, 78245. A reception at noon will follow. She will be interred with her late husband at the Fort Sam Houston Memorial Cemetery on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Gates open at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, Dodi requested donations to: The Vista Health Care Center, 5100 John D. Ryan Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78245.
Published by Austin American-Statesman from Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, 2016.
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Frau Strieber taught me German and World Cultures. If I had questions about texts to my German All State Pieces, she was always available to help me understand the text and thereby sing the music with great heart and meaning. Because of this- as a Choral director I chose German pieces many times for my students to sing. We even sang a Hayden Mass at Carnegie Hall. Thank you for loving and caring! You will always be remembered!
Kay Cearley- Payton
January 10, 2016
Frau Strieber was one of the most patient and kind teachers I had while attending Reagan. She helped me to understand the language and culture of my German heritage. She was an inspiration to us all. Sad to read of her death. 1970-74 gradaute Tina Roberts Keener
Tina Roberts Keener
January 9, 2016
Frau Strieber was such an extraordinary teacher, and I had the great fortune of studying German for three years with her, as well as one year of World Cultures. Our group study trip to Meerbusch and subsequent travel throughout Germany would not have happened without this dear woman. She was gifted, determined and caring. She will be dearly missed.
Pam Brown-Gioukaris
January 8, 2016
Frau Strieber was certainly an accelerant in my intellectual development. When I attended Orientation at UT I called her to report that I was able to place out of much of my foreign language requirement, thanks in large part to her skill in transferring knowledge and demonstrating interest in her students as well as in the syllabus. Danke
January 8, 2016
Frau Strieber developed a "conversational german" curricula for those of us in the choir that were traveling to Austria and Germany my senior year (1977-1978). Reagan HS was very lucky to have her for so many years. I have many fond memories of her. She was a very special person and teacher of life!
Terry Monroe
January 8, 2016
Such a beautiful lady with a great smile and a gift for teaching. Mrs. Strieber always challenged her students to be themselves as free thinkers who would share their insights and kindness with others. May she fly with the angels! God bless her. Maureen
January 8, 2016
I had the great good fortune to be on the original faculty at Reagan H.S. with Mrs. Strieber. I remember her as a lovely lady and an outstanding teacher.
Charles Griggs
January 8, 2016
Dear Frau Strieber - thank you for touching my life. You have no idea how meaningful your teaching me German at Reagan HS has positively impacted my career as a classical musician. I only wished I had the opportunity to share this with you in person. Because of you, I learned about a culture that existed well beyond the comfort of my own home. The three years of German you taught me furthered my understanding of German classical music in my college studies and in my research as a college professor. I know so much more about the world because of you. You were one of my most valuable teachers.
David Wilborn
January 8, 2016
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