Dollie Nora McMakin

October 15, 1950 - April 11, 2019

Dollie Nora McMakin

Dollie Nora McMakin, 68, of Nederland, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Magnolia Manor in Groves. She was born October 15, 1950, in Port Arthur, to Dena Myrtle Kyle and Hosey Gaston McMakin.

Dollie was saved by grace through her faith in Jesus Christ at the age of nine, staying active in her church as long as her health permitted. Being involved in many church activities, she especially cherished her time as counselor at the Baptist Encampment in Glorieta, New Mexico. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University for her B.A. in sociology and attended Lamar University, earning her Masters in education for guidance and counseling. Most of her career was spent at the Beaumont State Center/ Spindletop MHMR. Dollie will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit, her love and true friendship, being prayerful for other’s needs, and her deep satisfaction of time with family. She impacted all our lives and will truly be missed.

She is survived by her cousins, Christine Jensen Murphy, Frank Dombrosky, Orville Dombrosky, and Troy Dombrosky. She is also survived by her life-long friends, Gail Work, Debbie Felder, and Connie Claus. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family thanks all those in her life that made her life so special and those who cared for and loved her at Magnolia Manor.

A memorial service for Ms. McMakin will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.


Memorial Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Saturday, May 04, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (10)

  • Barbara Riley

    20 April 2019 at 03:27 | #

    Rest in peace Dollie. No more paperwork worries.



    19 April 2019 at 22:17 | #

    I met Dollie at Beaumont State Center in 1985. She and I formed an immediate friendship and we have kept in touch all through the years. We've spent many happy times together and drew very close again during these last four years of her life. Dollie touched many lives and made many friends along the way. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know her.. Well done thy good and faithful servant - see you again one day!


  • Nancy Brown Champagne

    18 April 2019 at 18:00 | #

    Dollie was one of a kind. We celebrated our birthdays in October, we laughed about not being married and how our husbands were killed in Viet Nam (we were of that age), and our mutual love of cats. Sweet lady. She rests with God now.


  • Carolyn Theall

    18 April 2019 at 03:15 | #

    Respite and Dollie, great memories. You were a friend and coworker. Rest now, see you in the morning when we meet again.


  • sandy stansbury dugas

    17 April 2019 at 17:05 | #

    Dollie your kindness will not be forgotten!


  • Sally Rhodes

    15 April 2019 at 23:49 | #

    Rest in peace, Dollie. You gave your best to the life you were given on this earth, and now you are so deserving of your heavenly reward. Job well done.


  • Annie Amason

    14 April 2019 at 21:58 | #

    I knew Dollie from the B.S..C. She was a character. Lost contact with her when she left Beaumont.


  • Janet Anderson Heidenthal

    14 April 2019 at 16:26 | #

    I worked with Dollie at Beaumont State Center many years ago, and going back even further I knew her at Stephen F. Austin State University, where we both lived in the same dorm for a semester. It was never dull when Dollie was around--she was always a lot of fun. Condolences to the family.


  • Carolyn Green Mercier

    13 April 2019 at 16:12 | #

    I worked with Dollie years ago at the Bmt State Center Awesome individual.


  • Judy and Royce Bertrand

    13 April 2019 at 00:08 | #

    Condolences to family. Dollie and I worked many years together at BSC. I know you are loving being face to face with Jesus.


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