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Dora DeMuth Bouldin "Dee Dee" Harvey

Thursday, December 7, 2006

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Dora DeMuth Bouldin "Dee Dee" Harvey
Dora DeMuth Bouldin Harvey, 87, of San Antonio, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at her home.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at 4 p.m., at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, San Antonio, followed immediately by a reception at the Chandler House, 137 W. French Place, San Antonio. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church in San Antonio, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, the Southern Poverty Law Center or the Native American Rights Fund. Arrangements are being handled with Porter Loring Mortuary, San Antonio. She will be buried in the spring of 2007 at the Harvey family plot in Mt. Carmel.

She was born in Sedalia, Mo., on March 13, 1919, the daughter of Kathleen DeMuth and Harris Ritchey Bouldin. She grew up on her parents' farm in Hughesville and attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall. With a major in history, she was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va. She married the Rev. Thomas Hudnall Harvey, a Marshall native, on Nov. 25, 1941. Before her marriage, she taught high school in Sussex, Va. She worked for the Texas League of Women Voters office in Austin and served as director of religious education at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in San Antonio and at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, Tenn. A longtime supporter of Bread for the World, she helped found the Hope for the Hungry program of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. She retired to Canyon Lake, Texas, in 1982, where she was a member of St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church and worked as bereavement coordinator at Hospice New Braunfels. She belonged to Friends of the River in Comal County and authored for the League of Women Voters a study on water issues in the Texas Hill Country, earning a statewide award from the LWV. In 1999, she moved to the Chandler House Retirement Apartments in San Antonio where she served on the residents' board. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, San Antonio.

She is survived by children, Linda Aldrich and husband, Jim, of Sequim, Wash., Anne Hoyt and husband, Rick, of Lyons, N.Y., Tom Harvey and wife, Audrey, of Kirkland, Wash., and Amalia Rodriguez Monroy of Barcelona, Spain; her brother, Dr. David Ritchey Bouldin, and wife, Cynthia, of Ithaca, N.Y.; step-sister, Margaret Coplen and husband, Ike, of Jefferson City, Mo.; sister-in-law, Mary Frances Sneed, Sedalia, Mo.; grandchildren, Melinda (Alvina), Gwendolyn (Jim), Joseph, Daisy, and Claire; a great-granddaughter, Melinda Katherine, born Nov. 28; cousins, Joan Bredendieck, Barbara Cooney and Elizabeth Schmuck; nieces and nephew, Melinda Peets, Carolyn Barr, Stanley White, Rachel Doran, Martha Spittal, Kate Ivers, and Hope Currier and their spouses and children; her devoted caregiver Hilda Reyes; and many beloved friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1972.

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