(Orange, Texas)


July 25, 2013

Dottie Dishman Couser

ORANGE — Dottie Dishman Couser, 79, of Orange, TX passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2013. 

Dottie was born September 8th, 1933 in Beaumont to Mr. and Mrs. A.E. (Jack) Dishman. She graduated from Beaumont High in 1951, and the University of North Texas with a degree in Speech Therapy. UNT held a special place in her heart as she met and married her husband, Robert H. Couser, in 1954. While at North Texas, she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She taught many years in Port Arthur, TX, Parkersburg, WV, and retired from her teaching career at North Junior High in Orange, TX.  She was an active member in the Service League and First United Methodist Church. Dottie completed research on the local Atakapa Indian tribe, which was used in a published book. One of her favorite pastimes was volunteering at the Heritage House Museum. She especially enjoyed sharing the Christmas spirit by playing her favorite Christmas carols on the piano.

Dottie is survived by her devoted and loving husband of fifty-nine years, Robert H. Couser. Her daughter, Carter Tarrer and her husband, Jay Tarrer of Wilmington, N.C.; her son, Kyle Couser and wife, Vicki Couser of Longview, TX; two granddaughters, Megan Tarrer and Kailey Couser; and grandson, Austin Tarrer. Hours of laughter were shared amongst family and friends during "competitive" domino and card games. Dottie was loved by all and a favorite of many. Her kindness was infectious and had a boundless sense of humor!

A gathering of friends and family will be at 6pm-8pm on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Her funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Orange at 10am on July 26, 2013 with interment to follow at Orange Forest Lawn.

Memorial donations may be directed to First United Methodist Church of Orange at 502 N. 6th Street Orange, TX 77630 or the Heritage House Museum at 905 W. Division Orange, TX 77630.

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