Dorothy Jean “Dottie” Wirtz was born in Houston, Texas on March 30, 1931 to Sammie Curlee Wilson and Eugene Virgil Wilson. She was a loving big sister to her brother Eugene “Gene” Wilson. She graduated from Reagan High School in 1949, continued in her education to an associate degree and went on to marry the love of her life, Hubert “Curt” Wirtz. Together they shared 56 wonderful years of marriage, until Curt’s death in 2006.
After they were married, Dottie accompanied Curt to Alaska for his tour of duty during the Korean War. She became pregnant while in Alaska and used to laugh when telling the story of almost having her eldest daughter, Cheryl, on the ship home. She went on to have two more children, Stephanie and David, whom she and Curt lovingly called “Master Jack”.
All of the children attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School from the first through the twelfth grades. During this time, Dottie worked tirelessly supporting the faculty at the school. She hosted many events, both at the school and at her home, which was directly across the street from the church rectory. She was continuously involved in the planning and orchestrating of many family and friend’s special events, including numerous weddings, bridal and baby showers.
After her move to Pearland, Dottie enjoyed her weekday trips to the wonderful Melvin Knapp Senior Center in Pearland, Texas, which she called “The Club”. Always quick to make friends, she looked forward to her days at “The Club” and her time spent with many dear friends and the opportunity to enjoy her love of music and dance.
She was the proud grandmother of four grandchildren, Amy Sehon, Russell Foerster, Nikolaus Hubbell and Zachary Hubbell, whom they called “Mimi”, and a proud great-grandmother to Hayley Sehon. She was a tireless supporter of her children and a grandmother and friend to her grandchildren, especially enjoying the trips to Chucky Cheese’s where she was known as “The Skee-Ball Champion”.
Dottie was the most faithful and caring friend, mother and grandmother that anyone could have and we will all miss her very much.
Dottie is survived by:
Daughters: Cheryl Foerster and Stephanie Hubbell
Son and Son-in-Law: David Wirtz and Thomas Hubbell
Grandchildren: Amy, Russell, Nikolaus and Zachary
Great-grandchild: Hayley Sehon
…and many special and life-long friends.
The funeral services will take place Tuesday, July 15, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 6723 Reed Road, Houston 77087 with a visitation at 10:00am, followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Entombment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.