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Dorothy “Dottie” Benjamin

Dorothy "Dottie" Benjamin

Dorothy “Dottie” Benjamin

Dorothy “Dottie” Benjamin, 91, of Amarillo, died Thursday, July 12, 2018.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Ken Cole officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Dorothy was born April 14, 1927, in Trent, Texas to L.C. and Helen Lester. She attended Amarillo High School.  She was a PBX operator and retired from Pioneer Natural Gas.  Dorothy also worked for her daughter at their home décor and gift shop “Laddies”.  She was a member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husbands, George Barnes and Jim Benjamin; and two daughters Lillian Cantwell and Joyce Golle.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Jennifer Palmer and husband, Scott, of Houston; two great-grandchildren, Ben Palmer and Maddie Palmer; two sisters, Yvonne Bittick, and Annette Moore and husband Robert, all of Amarillo; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a favorite charity, St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 4600 S Western St, Amarillo, TX 79109, or to Jan Werner Adult Day Care, 3108 S. Fillmore, Amarillo, Texas 79110.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.


  • Gary and Kim Peace Posted July 14, 2018 5:10 pm

    What a sweet precious lady prayers for the family

  • Rosie Owens Posted July 15, 2018 1:50 pm

    Dottie and I were friends for 4 years at Jan Wearner Day Care. We always gave each other a kiss a hug and a I Love you. I will miss you my Sweetheart. May God keep you until we meet again.

  • annette Moore Posted July 15, 2018 4:34 pm

    thank you for always being there for her. She loved your fish dinners you brought her

  • Jacqueline (JJ) Posted July 15, 2018 6:26 pm

    Oh sweet miss Dorothy I am sure going to miss you. I am going to miss our conversations we always had about when I was going to have my sweet baby. I am glad u got to meet and see her. You fly high with all those wonderful angels. Love you always until we meet again.

  • J Glen Bright Posted July 16, 2018 9:01 am

    Great Memories of the Bright Reunion in Loop, TX. Dottie and our Amarillo Family were always a Huge part of that annual event. Send our Love and Condolences from the Bright families of Abilene and Van Alstyne, Texas. God’s Blessings

  • Kila Moore Posted July 16, 2018 9:22 am

    I’m going to miss my Aunt Dottie immensely..

  • Joe Bright Posted July 16, 2018 9:36 pm

    Like Glen (above) we all had great memories of the Bright reunion gatherings in Lubbock. Prayers are with all of you who loved Dottie.

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