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Subject: Actress Dorothy Gordon


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Date Posted: Sunday, November 12, 07:17:29am

Dorothy Gordon "Dottie" Goddard - loving wife, constant mother and grammar specialist passed away, in her home in Dallas, after a long battle with Alzheimers. Born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the youngest of nine children, raised by Hugh Gordon and Mary (Fleenor), Dottie was adored and cared for by her many siblings. The Gordon family were a part of the famous Oklahoma Land Grab, and naturally they settled in Guthrie. Graduating high school, she went onto attend colleges in Norman, Tulsa and eventually to California, where she received her degree English Literature and Grammar, along with a minor in Liquid-Hydraulics, from UCLA. After the war years, hiring was down in the aerospace industry, so she tried her hand at acting and modeling in Hollywood. She appeared in a few films (see IMDB.com) and even appeared as a featured extra in the Martin and Lewis comedy, "Artists and Models". While living in California, she married Jack F. Huber in the mid Fifties, and they had one child, a son, John Gordon. After a divorce in the early 60's, she moved to Dallas and later married Estill Heyser, where they settled down and built a home in Highland Park. Estill was a great Dallas Cowboy fan, and Dottie endured many football games at Fair Park and then onto Texas Stadium, where she would entertain friends and guests from around the globe. Dottie got busy with the social scene in Dallas, and made many friends and tennis playing buddies. Bill Bos was the head pro at the Dallas Country Club, and Lamar Hunts WCT tennis was all the rage. She and her friends organized tennis tournaments and played a great deal of Gin Rummy and Backgammon. After Estill's death in 1983, she remained in Dallas, and enjoyed an active social life, before she met the love of her life, William Robert "Bob" Goddard, an Oklahoma oilman, who was not so crazy about Sunday football. Together they traveled the world, made many friends, and shared their love of hunting and shooting wild game and trap; while Bob found time to fish and cultivate wildlife at their Oklahoma compound. How she loved opening (and closing) the gates at the Paddle G Ranch, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Texas summers were spent in LaJolla, California, a Goddard family tradition. After fifteen years together, Bob's passing left a great void in her life, and she kept busy with grandchildren and seeing that they got a good education. Something she always said, they cannot take away from you. She is survived by her son, John Huber (Robin), still residing in California; and her beloved granddaughters Lily Glen and Dorothy Ann. Special thanks to her caregivers over the past years; Terrington Cymmion, Helen Sinkfeld and Maureen Belew, who cared for Mrs. Goddard with the utmost of care and respect for this disease. Also, special thanks to Carol Larkin of Third Age Services, and the Hospice care she arranged for, during the final months. In lieu of flowers or cards, please show kindness to others, and Pay-It-Forward. There will be a memorial service in the Spring. Please visit www.sparkman-hillcrest.com for future information.

Published in Dallas Morning News on Nov. 12, 2017

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/obituary.aspx?n=dorothy-gordon-goddard-dottie&pid=187218807&fhid=11533

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