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Dolores "Dee" Ann Sharp

May 8, 1929 — November 28, 2023

Iredell, Texas

Dolores Ann "Dee" Sharp age 94, of Iredell, passed away on November 28, 2023 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Funeral services will take place at 2 P.M., Sunday, December 3, 2023 at the First Methodist Church in Meridian. Pastor San-ky Kim will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Graveside services will be held on December 11, 2023 at 9 A.M. in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

Dolores was born in Atlanta, Georgia but came to Texas when she was 18 months old. (She believes her coming to Texas that early makes her a true Texan). Born to Alice Mabel Ketcham and Cyril Francis Dieter, Sr. The family moved to San Antonio where her father opened an insurance agency. She was raised and educated in Alamo Heights, a residential area in North San Antonio. Dolores married Kermit F. Gombert and to that union three children were born. She worked for the Department of the United States Air Force at Randolph Air Force Base for fourteen years. While employed at Randolph she was the Executive Secretary to the Chief of Aircraft Maintenance and a Reporter for the base newspaper "The Wingspread". Dee organized a secretary's council which provided a resource for employee communication throughout the base. She also started a modeling club for the secretaries and branched out with her own group of models as requested for various events. After leaving Randolph, she married AF Colonel Savell Lee Sharp of Sonora, Texas. While stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, after serving 26 years, Lee retired in 1967 and they moved to his Diamond S. Ranch in Meridian, Texas which he started in 1954. They sold the ranch in the early 70's and bought the place at Iredell that served as the headquarters for the ranching interest. While cattle ranching, they also operated their "Shalimar Acres" a Nubian Goat farm where they raised and exported Nubian Goats. Dee was the consummate Civic Volunteer, she embarked on this journey when she was diagnosed with MS in 1964. While serving as president of the Shepard AF Garden Club, she designed and was responsible for the new main entrance to the base. She then, after retiring to the ranch became president of both the Meridian and Hico Garden Clubs. It was early in 1985 that she was commissioned a "Yellow Rose of Texas" by Governor Mark White. It was in the early 80's that she co-founded the docent program of the Bosque Museum. She later was recognized by the Bosque Museum as their Heritage Award winner for the year. The Bosque County Commissioners recognized her efforts by awarding her their volunteer citizen of the year. She became a member of the Bosque County Child Protection Services board in 1990 and served as their president for 23 years. To this day she is an honorary member of that board. Dolores has continued all of these efforts throug her work with the Ladies Auxillary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving as District #29 president for 5 consecutive years. She was the charter president of the Iredell Auxilliary for 15 years and again served in this capacity when the post closed in 2014. She is a docent for the Bosque Museum and was faithful to her church in Laguna Park.

Left to cherish her memories are her children, Deborah "Debi" Anne Sharp Schultz, Gregory F. Sharp; daughter-in-law, Johanna Sue Gombert; four granddaughters and four great-granddaughters; sister-in-law, Norma Dieter; numerous cousins and their kin and a host of friends.

Preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Sherry Lea Sharp; son, Kermit F. "Skip" Gombert, Jr., sisters, Joyce "Peggy" Keith and her husband, Benjamin M. Keith, Jr. Genevieve E. Carroll and her husband, Grover C. Carroll; and brother, Cyril F. Dieter, Jr.

She is also survived by her constant and loyal companion Donald J. Bolduc.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:

 Bosque Museum
 P.O. Box 345
 Clifton, Texas 76634

or

Our Lady of the Lake Episcopal Church

P.O. Box 5555

Laguna Park, Texas 76644

Arrangements were entrusted to Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.

 

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Visitation

Sunday, December 3, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Methodist Church in Meridian

, Meridian, TX 76665

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Funeral Service

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Methodist Church in Meridian

, Meridian, TX 76665

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