DOBBS, Olive E. (Phillips)
Olive Elzada Phillips Dobbs, age 80, of Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, following a brief illness. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at Grace Church in Wichita Falls, with Tom Rodgers and Reggie Coe officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home of Wichita Falls. Mrs. Dobbs was raised in Maud, Oklahoma, and graduated from Maud High School. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Accounting. Mrs. Dobbs married Jess Edward Dobbs, Jr. on Feb. 13, 1949. They raised their family in Oklahoma, Oregon, Arizona, Richardson, Houston and Wichita Falls, Texas. Jess preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2004. She was involved in local clubs and nonprofit organizations. Mrs. Dobbs was preceded in death by her parents, Ellrey and Grace Green Phillips. She leaves behind daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Paul Hons of Frisco, Texas, her son Steve and daughter-in-law Katie Dobbs, and her beloved grandsons, Austin and Clayton Dobbs of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Elzada had a true zest for life. She was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. Her passion for OU football was unparalleled with her favorite saying heard often...""Boomer Sooner""! Any who knew her were familiar with the constant reminders of Boomer Sooner pride with all things red and white! From the moment you walked in her house, her penchant for the Sooners was evident everywhere! What we learned this week from her brief illness is that Elzada was a woman of True Grit. She fought hard to the finish, and in the end it was on her own time. She passed peacefully five minutes after hearing from daughter Cindy that Texas A&M beat Texas! We will miss her unconditional love and spirit. The family will be available for visitation at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home on Monday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Interfaith Ministries, 1006 11th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76301 or Grace Church in Wichita Falls. Tributes may be sent to the family at www.lunnscolonial.com.