Dorothy Mae Wright Draper


Dorothy Mae Wright Draper, 82 of Tahoka, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. She was born Dec. 22, 1937 to Dewey and Ola Wright in Dimmitt, Texas.

She graduated from Dimmitt High School in 1956 where she was a member of Future Homemakers of America. After high school, Dorothy worked for the Castro County Tax Offce where she remained for almost 20 years. In 1975, after caring for her parents and family in Dimmitt, Dorothy met and married her husband Milt Draper and moved to Tahoka. They were married for 45 years.

In Tahoka, Dorothy was an active member of First United Methodist Church, spent many years working at Tubb Elementary as a teaching assistant, and was a sweet and energetic friend and neighbor, happy to give away wonderful baked goods from her kitchen and beautiful flowers from her wellloved backyard.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Milt Draper; children, Susan Draper of Lubbock, Amy and Arvak Marshall of West River, Maryland; grandchildren, Caden, Ryken and Malene Marshall; brother, Donald Wright of Dimmitt, Texas; her nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Dewey and Ola Wright of Dimmitt; brother, D.L. Wright; and aunt, Sarah Watson of Amarillo, Texas.