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Dorotha (Mama Dot) Glasscock Burns

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Dorotha “Mama Dot” Glasscock Burns, born July 29, 1928, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 surrounded by her loving family, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. Dorotha was born in Wesley, Oklahoma to Bill and Esteline Glassock. Dorotha is preceded in death by her parents (Bill and Esteline), her husband (Robert J. “Bob” Burns), and a son, Gary Don Burns, and two brothers: Tommy and Bill Ed Glasscock.
She is survived by 5 children: Dwaine (Jan) Burns of Anson, TX, Dwight (Ann) Burns of Roswell, NM, Dale (Robbie) Burns of Alpine, TX, Drew (Anna) Burns of Corsicana, TX, and Debbie (Kai) Cheatem of Chandler, AZ, also, sisters and brothers: Gwin Meaders, Wyna Grippando (Charlie), Ruth LaFevers (John), Kay Culifer (Bob), Willora Bryant, Veta Vaughn, Neta Burns, Sue Arnold (Ronnie).
She was blessed with 8 grandchildren: Ira Burns, Shawn Burns, Heather Amaro, Rick Burns, Brandi Burns, Kayla Nelson, Quinten Burns, Sydney Latta. Great grandchildren include, Brandon & Josh Burns, Brady & Shaylee Burns, Cheyenne, Adecia and Orion Burns, Kaleb Richter, Jaden and Jarren Amaro. She is also survived by 6 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a 1946 graduate of Pittsburgh High in Pittsburgh, Oklahoma. She married Robert J. “Bob” Burns, of Kiowa, Oklahoma on November 24, 1945. Dorotha and Bob made their life in Roswell. They were happily married for 30 years.
Dorotha loved sports, quilting, and cooking for her family. She worked many years in the cafeteria at East Grand Plains but finished her working years as a seamstress at Levi Strauss. She loved attending sporting events, and it didn’t matter which sport it was. She was everybody’s biggest fan, but also our biggest critic. She was a permanent fixture in the bleachers for all of her kids, grandkids, and even great grandkids sporting events. Come rain, snow, or shine, she was always there, sporting her team colors. Mama Dot was diligent to finish many quilts that she gifted to her family and friends. She was always very proud of her completed projects. She could turn rags into a beautiful masterpiece. She spent most of her time in the kitchen. She was always preparing homemade meals for her family and loved to cook for others. Her motto was always this, “If you don’t eat, you’ll get sick!” Her homemade desserts, jelly, candy, and buns were among some of her families’ favorites. But anything she made was always made to perfection and with the utmost love. She enjoyed toe-tappin’ country music, especially the music made by her husband and boys. She was so proud to hear them play together.
She was the best person with the biggest, selfless heart. Anyone who knew her was truly blessed.
The services will be held at Grace Community Church, 935 Mescalero Road, Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. Dr. James Crowson, of McAlister, Oklahoma will officiate services. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 8-5 p.m. at Ballard Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at South Park Cemetery. Pallbearers are Shawn Burns, Rick Burns, Quinten Burns, Jaden Amaro, Jarren Amaro, Brady Burns, Brandon Burns, Josh Burns. Honorary Pallbearers are all her granddaughters and great-granddaughters.
In lieu of flowers please make any donations or contributions to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.