(Orange, Texas)

February 21, 2014

Mory Dans

Mory Dans

The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Mory was born October 12, 1963, in Orange to Lee Roy and Kitty Bickham.  She graduated from Deweyville High School in 1982, where she met the love of her life and high school sweetheart Brian Dans.  Mory and Brian were married on November 18, 1983 in Deweyville, Texas.  Soon after they married, their family began to blossom.  As her husband pursued his teaching degree, Mory took on the role of a loving wife and dedicated mother to her two daughters, Katie born on March 13, 1985 and Dannielle born on September 28, 1987.


Mory was a very tender soul, who loved everyone she met and knew.  She loved her parents with all of her heart and her family as well.  Aside from her heavenly father, family always came first in Mory’s life.  Her days were spent loving on everyone that surrounded her.  She enjoyed frequent shopping trips with her daughters and vacations at the beach with family and friends. One of her greatest loves comes in the form of her grandson, Kamen Collins, they spent many hours playing together and developed a lasting bond like no other.


Mory is survived by her husband of 30 wonderful married years, Brian Dans, 2 daughters; Katie Knobloch and Tim of Deweyville, Dannielle Collins and Robby of Deweyville, 1 grandson; Kamen Collins of Deweyville, 2 brothers; Lee Roy Bickham, Jr. and Carol of Hughes Springs, Thomas Bickham and Melissa of Chancellor, AZ., 1 sister Denise Slone and Jerry of Deweyville; Mory is also survived by her mother-in-law, Dorothy Dans; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steven and Joyce Dans, Phillip Dans, Jay Dans, Kelly Dans, Darryl and Kim Dans, Dennis and Michael Dans, Wayne and Julie Guidry and her beloved nieces and nephews. Mory is proceeded in death by her mother and father, Lee Roy and Kitty Bickham and her great-grandmother, Mory Tompkins; her father-in-law, Jesse Dans, as well as aunts and uncles gone before her.  Mory spent her life loving on all who she met and she will be remembered and loved always.


Mory’s visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 5 pm until 9 pm at First Baptist Church of Deweyville. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11 am at the church, with Rev. Damon Bickham officiating. Burial will follow at Deweyville Cemetery in Deweyville.


Honoring Mory as pallbearers will be Joshua Slone, Jeremy Slone, Kerry Bickham, Kirk Bickham, Matthew Tompkins and Zack Wellons. Honorary pallbearers are Tim Knobloch, Robby and Kamen Collins, Jaxon, Mason and Tucker Slone. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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