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Perry, Dolores Gillespie

Posted: Tue 6:53 AM, Jul 10, 2018
Dolores Gillespie Perry went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2018.

Dolores was born on July 14, 1923, in Brenham, Texas, to Agnes Wigand and Jesse H. Gillespie. Dolores graduated from Brenham High School in 1941. She married the love of her life, Howard S. Perry on March 3, 1944.


She is survived by her son, Howard III, and wife, Judy of San Antonio; daughter, Pamela and husband, Bill of Bryan; three granddaughters, Kim and John Morton of Carrollton, Sue and Jerry Nettles of Houston, Amy and Daniel Zunker of San Antonio; three grandsons, Lee and Francesca Perry of Overland Park, KS, Bill and Shelby Maddox of Newport News, VA, and Matthew and Cissy Maddox of Bryan; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons; her sister, Reba Thompson of Bellville; her niece, Alida Thompson of Bellville; and numerous cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse H Gillespie and Agnes Wigand; her husband, Howard S. Perry; three brothers, Jesse James, Ben Allen, and Robert Knox; and great-granddaughter, April Nettles.

The family wishes to thank Sivao Urrabazo for her tender loving care of Mom and the people at The Forum at Lincoln Heights in San Antonio, Alamo Heights Hospice of San Antonio and the staff at assistant living.


There will be a visitation at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. A graveside service will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at College Station City Cemetery, 2530 Texas Ave., College Station, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the "Texas A&M Foundation", mail check to, 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840-2811. Please designate, "Eternal Aggie Band Endowment" on the memo line of the check.

Please visit Dolores' tribute page at www.hillierfuneralhome.com to share memories and stories.

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