Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
Alma Timmerman Doss
August 25, 2006
Rockdale Reporter, Thur., 31 Aug 2006
Lifelong resident of Rockdale and Milam County, Alma Doss, 94, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006 in the Rockdale Community Assisted Living in Rockdale. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 in Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale with Rev. Jan Campbell of Peace Lutheran Church and Rev. Pete Belew of Rockdale Christian Church officiating. A private
Mrs. Doss, a school teacher, was born Feb. 5, 1912 in Bushdale Community to John H. and Ida (VonGonten) Timmerman.
She married Fritz R. Doss on June 20, 1932 in Rockdale.
Mrs. Doss attended school in Bushdale, Bethlehem and Rockdale. She attended Southwest Texas College in San Marcos, then came home and worked at Rockdale State Bank.
She later returned to Southwest Texas, commuting, and during her summers received her Masters Degree in Education. She taught school at Bethlehem, Eagle and Rockdale public schools. After her retirement from the classroom, she taught home bound and GED preparation.
She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and served as Social Chairman, Program, Recording Secretary, Music Chairman, President, Nominations and World Fellowship.
She was President of Texas Federation of Music Clubs, where she chaired a number of committees. Member of Matinee Musical Club in Rockdale from 1963 until present. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale where she served on the board, taught Sunday school and was the church organist for over 50 years. She also provided weekly musical entertainment for two Rockdale Nursing Homes and was accompanist for two choirs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fritz R. Doss on June 4, 1975; two sons, Fredrick Doss, Jr. on April 4, 1981 and William F. Bill Stauffer on Sept. 27, 1999; brother, Harry Timmerman on Oct. 22, 1954; sister, Annie Mae Hawkins on Jan. 10, 1977.
Survivors include nephew, Timothy Hawkins of Houston; niece, Joy Graham of Rockdale; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers included Scott Randall, Jimmy Keen, Robert VonGonten, Billy Gest, Rick Hertless and Jimmy Throckmorton.
Memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, PO Box 312, Rockdale, TX 76567 or VistaCare Hospice, 2626B South 37th Street, Temple, TX 76504.