Dorothy Pruett Hammond was born March 27, 1920, and passed away from this life on the morning of Nov. 1, 2010. She was surrounded by the love of her daughters after bravely fighting a severe illness.

Everyone who met her loved her. Her infectious smile, the t w ink le in her eyes and her sense of humor made life so very easy around her. Known for her beauty, she was crowned Miss Rockdale 1938.

She was known by many names—mother, “granny,” friend, wife, sister, daughter, aunt and sister-in-law. “Dotty,” as her friends and family knew her, had a quick sense of humor, unbounded ent husia sm a nd the kindness God only bestows upon a sweet soul. She loved her church family and her steadfast friends at the Rockdale library where she worked as a volunteer.

To her daughters, Patricia, Annie and Donna Jo, the most important role she played was that of mother. She was their guide, mentor and conscience and taught them the true meaning of unconditional love.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Fielding Darby Hammond of Burnet; her father and mother, Horace and Blanche Pruett; and a brother, Guy Pruett, all of Rockdale. She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Dale Williams of Houston, Annie Stuard of Austin and Donna Jo Lane of Austin.

She was the proud grandmother to six grandchildren: Stephen Darby Williams and wife Ester, Brian Williams and Justin Cole Lane, all of Houston; Karen Fields and husband Meyer of Rosharon; Charles Storm Stuard and wife Nicole and Wendi Anne Roycroft and husband Kenny, all of Manor.

She had six great-grandchildren: Darby Fields and Garrett Fields, Collin Roycroft, Mary Sims Roycroft, Abigail Roycroft and Annabelle Roycroft; a niece, Felicia Pruett and husband Fernando of Boynton Beach, Florida; a nephew, Eddie and wife Maryann Pruett of Amarillo; as well as other nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at First Presbyterian Church in Rockdale. Interment will follow at a graveside service for the family at Oddfellow Cemetery in Burnet.

She will be forever missed, but her memory and legacy will live on because of the many kindnesses she showed others. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish to do so, may make a memorial contribution to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1007, Rockdale, TX 76567.

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