DOROTHY MAE (BURKHARDT) PHELAN

Funeral: 02/02/2019 at 2:00 PM

Dorothy was born to Pearl and Ida Burkhardt on May 15, 1927, at Cedar Falls, Iowa. She graduated from Greene High School in Greene, Iowa in (1944). She married the love of her life Troy Phelan on November 4, 1946, in Rawlins, Wyoming where they resided for many years.

They made their home in Colorado and Dalhart, Texas before moving to Noble. Dorothy was the rock of the family. A caregiver to all and a hard worker. Besides raising her own family she enjoyed doing for others. At one time she managed the Little Axe Senior Citizens Center. She made daily trips to Norman to pick up the food to deliver to the Seniors. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, jigsaw puzzles, and dominos. But the Grandchildren were the light of her life She embraced her role as being Grandma Dode. Spending time with them and caring for them always made her day.

Her Siblings that preceded her in death are; Wilfrid (Carol) Burkhardt, Sylvia (Bud) Harger, Charlotte (Mac) McKenzie, Eileen (Leonard) Stumme, Gordon Burkhardt, Pamela Burkhardt.

She is survived by (8) Children; Wynn and Leon Bray of Houston, Tx., Bonnie and Jimmy Mort of Springfield, CO., Cathy Sharp of Noble, Troy and Janie Phelan of Shamrock, Tx., Sherise and Don Burns of Capan, Ok., Marilee Phelan of Amarillo, Tx., Rory Jay Phelan of Arizona and Sue Phelan of Noble, (5) Siblings: Janice Burkhardt, Lyly (Augusta) Burkhardt, Kenneth (Dorothy) Burkhardt, Howard (Jan) Burkhardt and Mary (Don) Humphrey, (21) Grandchildren, (42) Great Grandchildren and (8) Great Great Grandchildren and many friends that will miss her dearly.