Saturday, January 4, 2014

Dorothy Van Riper, Rest in Peace

We were saddened to learn that longtime Brazos Heritage Society member and supporter Dorothy Van Riper unexpectedly passed away on January 2, 2014.  Her obituary on the Callaway-Jones Funeral Home website reads as follows:

Dorothy Van Riper, 83, of Bryan, passed away Thursday January 2, 2014.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 6, 2014, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 7, at First Presbyterian Church in Bryan.

Dorothy was born July 10, 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Roy and Anne Dodd.  She has been an active member of the Bryan College Station community.  Dorothy taught many years and retired as a professor at Texas A&M University.  She was an active member in the First Presbyterian Church in Bryan, and she enjoyed the opera, fine arts, and traveling the world.

She was preceded in death by her son Michael Samuelson, and her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Paul Van Riper, of Bryan; grandson, Justin Samuelson, of Colorado; great grandchildren, Natalie, Dillon, and Addison Samuelson; and by Cody and Jessica Hassell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her memory to the Bubba Moore Memorial Group at 100 West Brookside, Bryan, TX 77801, or to First Presbyterian Church at 1100 Carter Creek Pkwy, Bryan, TX 77802.

Dorothy and her husband were active members of the Brazos Heritage Society and over the years generously contributed to the financial wellbeing of the organization.  She will be remembered for her delightfully engaging personality and her many civic contributions.

Our deepest sympathies are extended to Paul and the other members of her family.

                                                                                                Dan Beto, President

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