Dorothy Dean Wrinkle Rasberry – was born in Garden Valley, Texas on July 22, 1936 and departed earthly life on July 11, 2022. She was the youngest of three daughters born to Pearl and Finis Wrinkle. She spent all but seven years of her life in Childress, Texas. She married Kent “Buddy” Rasberry on August 9, 1950. Together, she and Kent spent their lives in service to the community through their work and family. They had three children, Denise, Jeannie, and Todd.
Dorothy loved life. Her smile and laughter are well known and will be fondly remembered. She worked until her retirement to help provide for her family. She and Kent owned a grocery store, but she is remembered by most as the Dental Assistant for Dr. Albert “Booty” Bird and as a Teller for First Bank and Trust. She was a life-long and faithful member of the Methodist Church where she served in the United Methodist Women. She was depended on by the community to volunteer when help was needed. She volunteered at the local Nursing Homes, served on the Hospital Auxiliary and with Coffee Memorial Blood Center. She was a proud Childress community member during life, and in death will rest in Childress Cemetery.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her mother Pearl McDonald Wrinkle and father Finis Wrinkle, sisters Coleen Beck and Jo Ann Baker, husband Kent “Buddy” Rasberry, daughter Jeannie Adams, nephew Mark Beck, brothers-in-law Rev. Tommy Beck and Charles Baker. She is survived by her children Denise Rasberry and Todd Wrinkle Rasberry, grandchildren Brandy Kaye Jackson, Cole Adams, Brettney Rasberry Jones, Sawyer Adams, Keri Rasberry Eberhard, Kylee Adams, and 5 great grandchildren.
A celebration of life memorial service is planned for Friday, August 5, 2022, 2pm at First United Methodist Church in Childress, Texas. Rev. Todd W. Rasberry, Ph.D. will officiate his mother’s service, and family will receive friends immediately following worship. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to the Dorothy and Kent Rasberry Endowment at Childress Regional Medical Center, BSA Hospice of Amarillo Olivia’s Angels, First United Methodist Church Childress, or to the charity of your choosing.