STEPHENVILLE - Dorothy Jean Pingleton, 75, former chief operator for Sprint, passed away, Sunday November 7, 2010, at Baylor All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Erath Gardens of Memory with the Rev. James Willeford officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Lacy Funeral Home.

Dorothy was born November 20, 1934 to the late Bryant and Lillie Mae “Doty” Lively in Hico. She married Oliver Pingleton on November 6, 1952 in Stephenville, and was a member of Riverside Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husdand Oliver Pingleton of Stephenville, daughters, Brenda Ebeling and Cindy Pingleton of Stephenville; son Roy Pingleton and wife Carolyn of Stephenville; sisters Joyce Chew of Stephenville, and Mary Carvello of San Jose, CA; brother, Donnie Lively of San Francisco, CA; grandchildren, Holly, Lisa, Jesse, Allysa, Rolan, Penny, Allen, Anne and Rebbeca and great-grandchildren Adrain, Rayne, Gabriel and Autumn.

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Published November 9, 2010

Stephenville Empire-Tribune