Dorothy Taylor Arhelger, 77, of Granbury, Texas and formerly of Kerrville, beloved wife, mother and "Granny," returned home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. A memorial service celebrating her life was held Aug. 8 at Kerrville Bible Church.
Dorothy was born July 7, 1934 in San Saba, Texas, the middle of five children of Milam and Georgia Lou Taylor. She graduated from San Saba High School at age 16 and went to work as a telephone operator at San Saba Telephone Company.
Dorothy and the love of her life, Bob Arhelger, both grew up in San Saba and married in 1956, sharing 55 years together. They had two daughters, Marsha and Ingrid, and Dorothy devoted her life to her family, her extended family, her friends and those in need. With her quick wit, contagious laugh, spiritual wisdom and sweet selfless spirit, she was a blessing to many. Dorothy truly saw the positive in others through the eyes of Christ and always willingly shared her gift of encouragement. Her prayer list for others was extensive, and she spent hours each day in earnest prayer for everyone on her list.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Tommy Taylor; two sisters, Joanne Pallett and Peggy Poe; and her brother-in-law, Raymond Arhelger.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Arhelger; daughters and son-in-laws, Marsha and David Hart of Granbury; and Ingrid and Stuart Cunyus of Kerrville; grandsons, Chad Hart of London, England; Brett Hart and his wife, Heather, of Lubbock; and Zach Cunyus of Kerrville; great-grandchild, Emma Hart; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Cliff Hearne of San Angelo; sister-in-law, Betty Arhelger of Dallas; brother-in-law, Don Pallett of Granbury; brother-in-law, Donald Poe; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.