Dorothy (“Dot”) Dale Culberson Stowers
November 9, 1927 – July 20, 2022
Dorothy “Dot” Dale Culberson Stowers joined her husband Dick in heaven on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 with the angels providing a chorus for their first dance in front of their heavenly father.
Celebration of life memorial services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 23, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church of Pampa with Rev. Ruby Moultrie, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Levelland, officiating, and Rev. Jarrod Neal, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Pampa, assisting. A private family burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements and burial are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.
Dot was born in Pampa, TX on November 9, 1927. She was the third of four girls born to Frank and Esther Culberson, also of Pampa. She attended Christian College (now known as Columbia College) in Columbia, MO, and the University of Texas at Austin, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.
Growing up, Dot enjoyed visits with extended family and particularly enjoyed time being able to ride horses. Additionally, she took after her father and obtained a pilot’s license.
Dot married the man of her dreams, Richard “Dick” Stowers on February 4, 1951 in Pampa where they resided ever since. She stood by Dick’s side for over 71 years of marriage. To quote from a note written recently by her niece Dale Husen, she described their marriage as a “fairy tale.” “A commitment ‘to have and to hold’ was at the center of this marriage… a promise ‘to love and to cherish till death do us part‘ that made this union last. A contract made with God will circle their souls eternally.” She now resides with him in eternity dancing the days and nights away with Dick and Jesus.
Dot engrossed herself in not only supporting Dick and also their three children. She involved herself in most of their activities. For Susie, this included being her Girl Scout Troop #26 Leader, softball coach and seamstress for dance costumes and clothes in general. In fact, Granny Dot as the grand and great grands knew her, were blessed by her sewing skills as well. For Richard and Frank, her involvement included being cheerleader for their various sport and school activities and being the cook for their Colorado Troop campouts. Later, with the addition of son Richard, and under the watchful eye of Dot and Gramp (Dot’s father), the dealership eventually grew to include the GMC, Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac, and Toyota lines of vehicles.
Dot supported her community through her volunteer efforts, a family trait passed on from generation to generation. In 1970, she received the Woman of the Year Award by the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Following the Girl Scout path, she was President of the Quivera Girl Scout Council and received the Girl Scout Award of Distinction in 1996. Additionally, Dot served on the Pampa ISD Board and was instrumental in bringing a campus of Clarendon College to Pampa. Dot also served her church, First United Methodist Church of Pampa, as an elementary and adult Sunday School teacher, and was very involved and held numerous offices with the United Methodist Women. Among her other talents, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, tennis, swimming, and golf.
Dot is preceded in death by her husband, Dick; her parents, Frank and Esther Culberson; and her sisters, Catherine Brown, Betty Ann Cain, and Carol Johnson.
Dot is survived by a daughter, Susie Jasurda of Orland Park, Illinois; son Richard W. Stowers, Jr. and wife, Janet of Pampa; and son, Frank K. Stowers and wife Kim of Midland; seven grandchildren, Sean Stowers and wife Danielle of San Antonio, Kelley Lawrence and husband Rhett of Allen, Dr. Jake Jasurda and wife Jessica, Jeff Jasurda and wife Amelia, all of Chicago, Illinois, A.J. Jasurda and fiancé, Ally Brown of Buxton, Maine, and Liz Stowers and Katt Stowers, both of Midland, one foreign exchange “daughter,” Regina Stucchi; and eight great grandchildren.
For their dedicated care, the family wishes to thank Interim Hospice and specifically, Jonna Jones. Additionally, special thanks go to Reyna Portillo for providing Dot with loving care.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Foster Ave., Pampa, Texas, 79065, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, 6011 SW 45th Ave., Amarillo, Texas, 79109 or the charity of your choice.