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Ethel Mae Denton

cantorjoeocho (View posts)
Posted: 24 Jan 2006 7:30PM GMT
Classification: Death
Surnames: denton, Jennings,Clemmons
Ethel Mae Denton
, DENTON, ETHEL MAE Departed this life on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at home in Dallas, TXsurrounded by her family after fighting a courageous battle against Non-Hotchkins Lymphoma. She was born near Marlin, Texas on January 16, 1928 to William Odes Denton and Ima Mae Clemmons Denton. She graduated from Marlin High School and attended Texas Women's University where she studied business. She moved to Dallas in 1948 to begin a career that spanned more than forty years in the independent oil industry and business field. After retirement, Ms. Denton found an avocation for raising funds for non-profit organizations. Working with the Salvation Army Capital Campaign Board, she helped to raise more than $10,000,000.00 to build a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center situated on Harry Hines Blvd, and she worked for the Dallas Symphony for many years. Most recently, she served on the executive board of NAMI Dallas (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). Ms. Denton was a long-time (since 1953) member of Highland Park United Methodist Church. In the 1980s, Highland Park recognized Ms. Denton for establishing an innovative Sunday School class (Pathways) that featured rotating speakers from the community. Ms. Denton was preceded in death by her parents, and is survived by her dear friend Calvin Adam, her only brother John Melton Denton, and her three children, Judy Jennings Spray, Cheryl Ann Jennings, and Robert Franklin Jennings, II. In addition, she is survived by her four grandchildren, James Kenneth Masten, Jr., Rachel Masten Pfeifer, Michael Robert Masten, and Sarah Elizabeth Jennings, four great-grandchildren, Stephen Zane Pfeifer, Autumn Rochelle Masten, Zevin Eric Pfeifer, and Zayden Payne Pfeifer, and eighteen cousins. In lieu of flowers, Ms. Denton requested that donations be made to NAMI Dallas. Services for Ms. Denton will be held at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Cox Chapel on Wednesday, January 25 at 2:00 P.M. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon at the church. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. "Eastgate ""Family Owned and Operated"" LBJ @ Northwest Highway 972-270-6116 www.eastgatefuneralhome.com

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