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Barbara Ann Dotson, 73, of Sunrise Beach died Aug. 20, 2011. She was born in Corsicana on Sept. 29, 1937, to Ansel and Winnie Murdell (Webb) Brewer.

She married John Dotson on Aug. 3, 1956, in Corsicana.

She worked for many years as a secretary in the Ector County school   district. She was a member of Highland Lakes United Methodist Church in  Buchanan Dam, the ladies group at the church, Sunrise Beach Fire Auxiliary and the Sunrise Beach Lawn Chair Brigade.

She enjoyed boating, riding her Seadoo, motorcycle riding with her husband, traveling, playing bridge and Skip-Bo, reading, shopping for shoes and cooking.

In addition to her husband, survivors include son Rusty Dotson and wife Doni of Friendswood; granddaughter Br’Ann Miller and husband Cody of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif.; and brother Howard Brewer of Frost.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

A service was Aug. 24 at Highland Lakes United Methodist Church in Buchanan Dam with the Rev. Grady Roe officiating.

An online guest register may be signed at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Lakes United Methodist Church building fund, Box 531, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609 or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home & Crematory, 145 Texas Ave. in Kingsland, (325) 388-0008.