Services for Dora "Dodo" W. Carlyle, 82, Troup, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Troup, with the Revs. Mike Cline and Tommie Earl Burton officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery, Troup, under direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup.
Mrs. Carlyle died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at her residence. She was born Aug. 19, 1931, in Taft to the late Homer Andrew and Willie Irene McCallum Woodward. She married Jim Carlyle, Feb. 7, 1954, in Sinton. This month, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Dodo was the valedictorian of her Sinton High School class. She was a 1953 graduate of SMU where she was president of the Delta Gamma Sorority.
Mrs. Carlyle was an elementary school teacher for the Troup ISD for 28 years, where she taught first grade, fifth grade, and remedial reading.
She had been a resident of Troup since 1956 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Troup.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Ann Carlyle in 1960.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Jim Carlyle, of Troup; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Rob Lippincott, of Austin, and Linda and Peter Draper, of Houston; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Debbie Carlyle, of Troup; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jeremy Bolin, of Austin, Rebecca and Brian Ellspermann, of New Braunfels, Drew Carlyle, of Bendigo, Australia, Lyle Lippincott and Bette Lippincott, both of Austin, Chris Dini, of Tulsa, Okla., Wesley Draper, of Austin, Holly Draper and Owen Draper, both of Houston; two great-grandchildren, Linley Bolin, of Austin, and Eli Ellspermann, of New Braunfels.
Pallbearers will be Drew Carlyle, Wesley Draper, Chris Dini, Owen Draper, Jeremy Bolin and Brian Ellspermann.
Memorials, if desired, may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 202 E. Duval, Troup, 75789.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
To sign the guestbook, go to www.cottlefuneralhome.com.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Feb. 18, 2014