Dorothy Lee 'Peewee' Ploeger
Born on June 24, 1951
DOROTHY LEE PLOEGER
GONZALES - Dorothy Lee "PeeWee" Ploeger, 62, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013. She was born June 24, 1951 in Hallettsville to Leslie Frank Ploeger and Dorothy Borchers Ploeger.
Pee-Wee was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the First Shot Cook-Off, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for abused and neglected children. She had been active with the local American Cancer Society, she had been a member of the Chamber of Commerce and was active with Gonzales tourism board, and she was a member of the Gonzales Arena Association and was instrumental in the development of the J.B. Wells Arena.
PeeWee graduated from Gonzales High School in 1969, she attended Southwest Texas State University and Victoria College. She held a license to sell insurance and had worked with Jacobs and Weber Insurance Company in Yoakum and DuBose Insurance Company in Gonzales. She managed properties and kept the books for the family businesses and loved ranching and all that this work entails. PeeWee had a flare for creativity; she dabbled in water color painting and took classes at Texas A&M to obtain a license in floral design. She loved to decorate for holidays, especially Christmas where she might have as many as three fully decorated Christmas trees. PeeWee loved to shop; she was a woman with style and grace with an enviable collection of shoes for any occasion, PeeWee loved to sparkle.
PeeWee was a loving and incredibly generous mother. Her children could talk to her about anything and she would listen intently before offering advice and always encouraging them in her loving motherly manner. Her children and grandchildren were her whole world. PeeWee loved to sparkle, but nothing made her eyes glimmer more than the pride she held for her family and things that she could do for them. Whether it was trips to Hawaii or her beachfront condo, precious time with her loved ones was always time well spent. PeeWee knew well how important time with loved ones meant, She walked away from death's door after a fatal accident over thirty years ago. PeeWee Ploeger loved to sparkle, she knew all to well the value of life, family, friends and community, and we all loved the way PeeWee sparkled.
Dorothy Lee "PeeWee" Ploeger is survived by her daughter, Hollis Lee Marshall West and her fiancé James Kahanek of Gonzales, sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas Richard and Erin Marshall of Yoakum, grandchildren, Hope Elizabeth West of Gonzales, Emma Elizabeth Marshall of Yoakum, sisters, Mary Ann Menning and her husband Lee Roy of Victoria, Patti Britt of Albuquerque, NM, Sally Jane Ploeger of San Marcos, brothers and sisters-in-law, Leslie and Bernadine Ploeger and Mark and Devona Ploeger all of Gonzales, step-sister, Sylvia Rekoff of Galveston, nieces, Christina Utkov, Lacey Ploeger, Lara Britt, Danielle Ploeger and nephew, James Britt. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2013 in the Gonzales First United Methodist Church with Pastors Jim Welch and Carolyn Bolden officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Yoakum. Pallbearers: Leslie Ploeger, Mark Ploeger, Pat Davis, Dr. Charles Daniel, Greg Raley, Lee Roy Menning, Tres Petersen and T. R. Marshall. PeeWee was met and escorted up the golden steps to heaven by two men she loved, Ross Kelly and John Holt. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, September 15th in the Gonzales First United Methodist Church.
Friends may make memorial gifts to CASA, P. O. Box 1627, Victoria, TX 77902 or Behold A New Thing Ministries 701 SW 24th Street, San Antonio, TX 78207-4669.
Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, Gonzales, 830-672-3232.