Dorothy Johnson Oman, age 97, was born in Carrizo Springs, Texas on September 1, 1920 to Barbara Gordon and Andrew Percy Johnson, Sr. Dorothy passed away peacefully at her home on June 3, 2018.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 71 years, Robert Neal Oman; her daughter, Shirley Jean Oman Wykoff; two brothers, Ross Sterling Johnson and John Gordon Johnson; sister, Barbara Johnson Farrow; two sisters-in-laws, Rachel Merritt Johnson and Evelyn Oman Lewis; three brothers-in-law, Wendell L. Oman, John H. Lewis, and Urban Farrow; and son-in-law, David Smith Wykoff.
Dorothy is survived by one brother, Andrew Percy Johnson, Jr.; her two sons, Robert Neal Oman, Jr. and Richard Jay Oman; two sisters-in law, Bobbi Oman and Jone Oman; one brother-in-law, James Harold Oman; four grandchildren, Hannah Marie Oman Munn, Charles Edward Wykoff, Travis Bradshaw, and Dottie Ray; and eight great-grandchildren, Garrik, Stella, Knox, Ava, Jonathan, Chloe, Allie and Addison.
Dorothy graduated from Carrizo Springs High School then from The University of Texas in 1942 with a degree in Fine Arts. She loved to paint and won awards for some of her paintings of South Texas landscapes. Her first job was at Randolph Field in San Antonio during World War II at the Army Map Services where she drew maps that the allies used as they advanced across Europe. Then she taught school for many years in Carrizo Springs, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Corpus Christi, Texas; and Ingleside, Texas. While teaching she was involved in many professional and civic organizations. For many years she was a member of The Retired Teachers of San Patricio County. After retirement from teaching she was active in the San Patricio County Literacy Program and served on the Taft Library Board. She is a member of The First United Methodist Church of Taft.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Seaside Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at The First United Methodist Church in Taft, Texas. Interment will follow at the Palms Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Taft, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: First United Methodist Church of Taft, P.O. Box 808, Taft, Texas 78390.