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Dorothy Mckelvey

July 5, 1926 — December 13, 2021


Dorothy Bell McKelvey, age 95, passed away December 13, 2021, in Arlington, Texas.

Dorothy was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on July 5, 1926, to Bernice Caple Bell and James Ray Bell. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 1947 where she met her husband, Otis C. McKelvey. They were married on August 23, 1947, and moved to Odessa in 1950. For many years, they worked together in the financial brokerage business. Dorothy was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Odessa. She loved her family and her church.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Otis. She is survived by daughters, Donna Traylor of Aledo, Texas, and Marcy Cox and her husband Steve of Arlington, Texas; grandson, Brandon Traylor and wife Mandy of O.H. Ivie Lake, Texas; granddaughter, Christa Anz and her husband Mike of Midlothian, Texas; great-grandson, Tyler Traylor, and wife Heaven of Levelland, Texas, and great-grandson, Jase Anz of Midlothian, Texas.

A graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 1:00 pm, officiated by Pastor James McCrary.

Dorothy's Favorite Scripture:

Do not let your heart be troubled: believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

John 14:1-3 New American Standard Bible

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