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Doris Jean Britton Power, 85, of Burnet, Texas, passed away Jan 9, 2014, at 9:44 p.m. She was born July 13, 1928, in Marshall, Texas, the youngest of three daughters of Edward Lawrence and Mary Ella Bentley Britton.

She graduated from Marshall High School in 1945 and attended East Texas Baptist College before marrying James Talford Power Jr. in 1947. They raised two sons, James Talford III (born 1950) and David Richard (born 1952).

Doris Jean returned to school at Eastern New Mexico University and obtained her bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate in the 1960s. She was a dedicated fifth-grade teacher for 20 years in the Richardson Independent School District in Dallas. After retirement in the 1980s, Jimmy and Doris Jean moved to Lakeway, where they lived until they built a home in the Woodlands Baptist Retirement Community in Burnet. Her final two years were spent at the Country Oaks Assisted Living Facility in Burnet.

Doris Jean is survived by her sister, Ruth Evelyn Smalley of Houston; sons, James T Power III, M.D., of Hawaii and David Richard Power of Lakeway; and grandchildren, Kai Noah Power of Portland, Ore., Piper Rose Power of Los Angeles and Benjamin Evan Power of Lakeway.

A graveside service is 11 a.m. Jan. 15 at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park on Park Road 4 in Burnet.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a charity of choice.

Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 306 Texas 29 East in Burnet, (512) 756-2222.