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DOTSON, Alma L. (McGee)

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Alma Lucille McGee, 93, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2004. Alma McGee Dotson was born in Okemah, OK on February 1, 1911 to Samuel and Sarah Ellison McGee and was one of 13 children.

The McGees were an Oklahoma Territory pioneer family, and Samuel was in both Oklahoma Land Rushes.

Alma attended State Teachers College in Ada, taught school in Pharaoh, OK and graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women.

On November 27, 1930 she married H.C. Dotson, and in 1934 they moved to El Centro, Colombia where H.C. was employed by Standard Oil of New Jersey. They returned to the States in 1942 and settled in Oklahoma.

In 1946 they moved to Chickasha where H.C. worked the remainder of his career for Oklahoma Natural Gas Company.

Alma worked for 20 years as a devoted Elementary School Teacher in Chickasha.

Alma was an active member of Epworth United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the DAR.

Her husband of 53 years and 2 grandchildren, Nancy Trimble Carter and Benjamin McGee Dotson, preceded her in death.

She is survived by 3 children, Joanne Trimble and her husband, Glenn of Oklahoma City, George Dotson and his wife, Phyllis of Tulsa, and Mary Dotson of Tulsa; Joanne's children, Joanna Smith, Don and Paul Trimble; George's children, Sarah Mathews and Grant Dotson; and Mary's children, Austin and Anne Ramzy; as well as 15 great-grandchildren also survive her.

Her surviving sister, Edna Barnes, lives in Rosedale, OK.

The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Simeon's for their loving care of Alma.

In lieu of flowers friends may contribute to St. Simeon's Episcopal Home, 3701 N. Cincinnati, Tulsa, OK 74106. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2004, in Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, November 5, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Anna's Chapel, St. Simeon's Episcopal Home, Tulsa. Mark McRay Funeral Home.