Combest Family Funeral Homes
1821 Main
Tahoka, TX  79373
Sunday, November 1, 2020
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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Nevels Memorial Cemetery
Old Cemetery Road & Hwy 87
Tahoka, TX  79373
Monday, November 2, 2020
11:00 a.m.
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Dorothy Draper

of Lubbock, TX

December 22, 1937 - October 29, 2020

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Dorothy Mae Wright Draper, 82, of Tahoka passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020. She was born December 22, 1937 to Dewey and Ola Wright in Dimmitt, Texas. She graduated from Dimmitt High School in 1956 where she was a member of Future Homemakers of America. After high school, Dorothy worked for the Castro County Tax Office where she remained for almost 20 years. In 1975, after caring for her parents and family in Dimmitt, Dorothy met and married her husband Milt Draper and moved to Tahoka. They were married for 45 years. In Tahoka, Dorothy was an active member of First United Methodist Church and she spent many years working at Tubb Elementary as a teaching assistant. Dorothy was a sweet and energetic friend and neighbor. She was always happy to give away wonderful baked goods from her kitchen and beautiful flowers from her well-loved backyard.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Milt Draper; children, Susan Draper of Lubbock, and Amy and Arvak Marshall of West River, MD; grandchildren, Caden, Ryken and Malene Marshall; brother, Donald Wright of Dimmitt, TX; nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Dewey and Ola Wright of Dimmitt, TX; brother, D.L. Wright; and aunt, Sarah Watson of Amarillo, TX.

Visitation will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Combest Family Funeral Homes, in Tahoka, TX. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 2, 2020 at Nevels Memorial Cemetery in Tahoka, TX.

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7 Condolence(s)
Shirley Holloway
Lubbock, TX
Friday, November 6, 2020

Dorothy was a sweet lady, and I am grateful to have known her. She always had a sweet smile and was my friend. May God bless you with peace in knowing that she is safe in His presence, and we will see her again one day.

Melanie Gregg
Houston, TX
Thursday, November 5, 2020

Dear Draper Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers
are with you. Susan is a dear friend of mine and I wish
you all peace and comfort.

Much love, Melanie

Cindy Bryan
Taylor, TX
Monday, November 2, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace to all.

Emily Tomlinson
Tahoka, TX
Monday, November 2, 2020

Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Please know you are in our thoughts, and in our hearts.

Bam-Bam Tomlinson

Natt, Pat, Judy, Randy, Trent, Cindy
Tahoka, TX
Monday, November 2, 2020

Our love and prayers are with you. Dorothy was a special lady to all of us.

Delores Bowling
Harwood, MD
Saturday, October 31, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Losing a mom is a heart break like no other. Praying that you find peace in your memories. God bless.

Yolanda Aleman
Tahoka, TX
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Miss D. I wish you could have stayed a little longer. I wish I had been able to see you again. You were a good friend to me and I’ll always treasure our time together. I learned so much from you...patience, cooking, gardening, how to give with recognition and so much more. I will never forget you Dorothy! Remember to save the mansion next door to you lady, like we talked about!