Dolly J. Warrington, 96

Published 9:35 am Friday, December 26, 2014

Dolly J. Warrington, 96, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died quietly surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Euless, Texas, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.



Dolly Jean was born in Abbington, Illinois, to a young widow, Etta “Alice” (Cramblett) Germond on Oct. 5, 1918. Dolly grew up in Southern California and was raised from the age of 6 in the Masonic Home for Children until her high school graduation. She always spoke highly of her time there and the care given her.

Dolly lived briefly with her mother before meeting her husband, Harold Warrington. They were married June 26, 1937, in Pasadena, California. They moved to their farm south of Austin, Minnesota, in 1947, accompanied by their sons, Edward and Craig. Their daughter, Ramona, was born in 1952. Dolly resided on that farm until 2006. In 2006, she moved to Weslaco, Texas, where she lived until 2011. Due to declining health, she lived her last three years with her daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Dewey Walker and grandson William Blowers in Euless, Texas.

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She was generous, thoughtful, and loving with all her family and friends. Dolly was a wonderful hostess and made everyone feel welcome in her home. She loved to sew and knit. She became an avid reader and she loved to dance and play cards. She was always active in her local church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edouard and Alice Germond; husband, Harold; son, Craig; great-grandson, Tristan; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Audrey Germond; sister, Ramona Whitescarver; many in-laws; and dear nieces and nephews.

Dolly is survived by her son Edward Warrington, Sarasota, Florida; daughter and son-in-law Ramona and Dewey Walker, Euless, Texas; nine grandchildren: Michael Warrington, Gulf Shores, Alaska, Dana (Rick) Hancock, Jacksonville, Florida, Joseph (Michelle) Warrington, Foley, Alaska, Eileen (Jeff) Cooper, Cottonwood, California, Lisa Warrington, Huntsville, Alaska, Sam (Serena) Warrington, Waconia, Minnesota, Genae (Robert) Sundby, Rapid City, South Dakota, William D. Blowers II, Euless, Texas, and Sarah (Niles) Romano, Irving, Texas; 13 great-grandchildren: Chase and Clay Hancock, Amber and Terra Warrington, Christopher, Jacob and Joshua Cooper, Mikayla, Jerica and Toby Warrington, Parker and Samantha Sundby, and Oliver Romano; nieces and nephews.

She will be truly missed. We will be honored to share our memories and celebrate her life with all who wish to join us. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 29 at First United Methodist Church, Austin, with the Rev. Marilee Benson officiating. Interment will be at Cedar City Cemetery. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and at the church for one hour before the service on Monday morning. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar City Cemetery Association, c/o Mary Henry, 101 24th Street SW, Austin, MN 55912.