CAZZELL, Dorothy B. (Brasher)
Dorothy B. Cazzell, 81, of Amarillo died Monday, March 2, 2009. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Polk Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lane Boyd and Marty Hamrick officiating. Private entombment will be in Llano Mausoleum by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St. Dorothy was born April 20, 1927, in Celeste to James R. and Amal Brasher. Dorothy graduated from Oklahoma College for Women and obtained her master's degree from the University of Oklahoma. She taught school in Gracemont, Okla., Norman, Okla., Colorado City and Hobbs, N.M., before moving to Amarillo in August 1968. She married Richard L. Cazzell, an Amarillo attorney, on April 27, 1973. At the time of her retirement, she was program director for National Dairy Council, covering 37 counties of West Texas and Western Oklahoma. The National Dairy Council sponsors nutrition research and develops education materials. She was a member of both the Texas and American Home Economists Association and the Texas State Nutrition Council, where she served public relations chairman. She also was foods and nutrition chairman of the West Texas Home Economists in Business. She served on the committee of health, education and welfare for the women's division of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. When in New Mexico, she served on the Governor's State Youth Conference. At the time of her retirement, she was serving as vice president of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Women's Division. In New Mexico, she served on the Governor's State Youth Conference. She served as treasurer, tournament chairman, vice president and then president of the Amarillo Country Club Ladies Golf Association. She also was a member of the Amarillo Lawyers' Wives Auxiliary and Polk Street United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Cazzell, on Feb. 7, 1998; and a granddaughter, Lori Brock Conner, on Oct. 12, 2007. Survivors include a daughter, Kaye Keating and husband John of Amarillo; two sisters, Betty Crider and Patsy George, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Bill Brasher of Hobbs; a stepdaughter, Victoria Cazzell DeBerry of Dripping Springs; a grandson, Richard DeBerry of Fort Worth; two granddaughters, Lee DeBerry and Sarah DeBerry Caperton, both of Austin; and a great-grandson, Brock Conner of Weatherford. The family suggests memorials be to Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St., Amarillo, TX 79101.