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Dorothy Helen Todd Wynn
Ellis County Newspaper
March 2003

Dorothy Helen Todd Wynn, was born January 20, 1932, in Shawnee, to William Todd and Helen (Dubose) Wynn. She passed from this life March 28, 2003, at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana at the age of 71 years.

She resided in Shawnee for 19 years. During her high school years she accompanied high school choirs, musicals and played the organ for church. She began teaching piano at the age of thirteen. She graduated from Shawnee High School in 1950.

She began her university studies at Oklahoma Baptist University where she joined Sigma Alpha Iota, a international music fraternity for women. Shen then transferred to Oklahoma City University, where she was student senate representative and began teaching at the universtiy. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music and a Bachalor of Education.

While living in Tulsa, she accompained choirs at Boston Avenue Methodist Church and later at Methodist Churches in Medland, Tes., and Houston, Tes., and Asbury United Methodist in Lavayette, Louisiana. During her years in Lafayette, she played in the Asbury bell choir and taught Sunday School. She also attended the University of Louisiana where she was a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. She taught piano for 35 years. She was an active alumnae of Sigma Alpha Iota where she served as vice president for four years and was a member of DAR.

On September 4, 1954, she married Lester Lee Wynn from Follett, TEx. They had three children, Karen Doreen Wynn, Bryan Lee Wynn and David Arlis Wynn. Lester died June 16, 1981 in Lafayette, LA and was buried in Fairmont Cemeterye in Follett, Tex.

She is survived by her daughter Karen Doreen Wynn and husband Joe Memetz of New Orleans, AL; and 2 sons, David Arlis Wynn and wife Tammy of Lafayette, LA; Bryan Lee Wynn and wife Charolette of Destrahan, LA; 4 grandchildren, Brennan Lee Wynn, Taylor Ray Wynn, Caitlin Wynn Nemetz and Connor Joe Wynn Nemetz.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at the Fairmont Cemetery, Follett, TX.


Submitted by: Judy Lacklier


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