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Celebrating the life of
Dolores Powell
November 08, 1937 - June 11, 2014
Big personality that loved everyone
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Visitation
  • 6:00-8:00pm - Monday, June 16, 2014
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Rosary
  • 7:00pm - Monday, June 16, 2014
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Funeral Service
  • 10:00am - Tuesday, June 17, 2014
  • St. Anne Catholic Church
  • 2140 Westheimer Road (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77098

  • (713) 526-3276

To family & friends, I am sorry for your loss. May you all rely on God during this time. (Psalms 46:1)

Lorri Mason, Spring, Tx

My condolences to the family during this difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss. Please find comfort and hope in God's promise found at Revelation 21:3,4.

R gray , Severn, Md

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Creator well soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! May this promise as recorded in Revelation 21 : 3,4 help you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. Philippians 4 : 13. ~ Emanuel

Emanuel, Clarksville, Tn

Please accept my sympathy for your loss. May fond memories of your loved one always soothe your hearts, and in the near future all suffering and death will be no more - Revelation 21:3, 4; John 3:16.

Doris, Missouri, Tx

Pamela and Shauna, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a supporter of Zeta while we were in chapter together. Kate and I often remark that we know how to tie the perfect bow because of your mom - she knew how to throw an event with style and was happy to share that knowledge with all of us. She was Martha before there was a Martha Stewart! And, any of us could count on your mom's advice or help if we asked. She knew everyone so if you needed advice on how to get something done or who to contact, she was the person to ask. I'll always have fond memories of her zest for life and being involved.

Karen Broussard, Houston, TX

I am so sorry for your loss. I am her first cousin. Her father and mine were brothers. I had not seen her since high school. I lived in Houston for 6 years and then moved to other places. All my sympathy to the family. Betty Hobizal Hyatt

Hobizal, Seguin, Tx

Dolores Hobizal Powell passed away on Wednesday, the 11th of June 2014. She was born in Weimar, Texas, to Louis E. and Ovella J. Hobizal. After graduating from Weimar High School, Dolores moved to Houston. She attended the University of St. Thomas her freshman year of college and thereafter transferred to the University of Houston, where she received a Bachelor of Education, with an emphasis on speech therapy. Dolores immediately became involved in campus life; she was a twirler, a student senator, and Alpha Chi Omega president. While at the University of Houston she met her future husband, Thomas C. Powell, to whom she was married until his death in 1997. After graduation, Dolores worked as a speech pathologist in Houston schools.
Public speaking and working with people became Dolores’ passions. After raising her daughters, she worked as vice president of Creative Speech Interests, a privately held company that provided training and corporate seminars around the country on presentation and writing skills.
Dolores truly enjoyed volunteering and her abilities made her a natural fundraiser. Numerous and varied organizations benefited from her talents. She was very active in University of Houston alumni activities throughout the years. In addition to chairing homecoming and the annual alumni gala, she served on the board of directors for the University of Houston Alumni Association for over twelve years. Dolores was a member of the Houston Junior Forum, Charity Guild of Catholic Women, St. Anne’s Guild, River Oaks Luncheon Group, Theresians, and VICTORY, a fundraising branch of the American Cancer Society. She was also a past board member of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program, St. Anne’s School Foundation, and the Jack Valenti School of Communication Alumni Association at the University of Houston. She served as president of the University of Houston Alumni Association and the Houston Junior Forum, and as co-chair of the Cattle Baron’s Ball.
Playing Mah Jong with the ladies of the Joy Luck Club and spending Friday afternoons with her friends at the Charity Guild Resale Shop brought Dolores great joy. Her greatest joy, however, was her family. She adored her husband, Tom, and loved their time traveling ─ his way, constantly on the go. She would say that they had been to every museum, church, and casino from Brownsville, Texas to Calistoga, California. Dolores was devoted to her daughters and grandchildren. Numerous hours were spent preparing for Zeta Tau Alpha rush parties, friend’s showers, driving grandchildren to school and from school … and enjoyed it all.
Dolores had a big personality and was known be straight forward, not one to mince words. When involved in a project, she was fully committed. Most of all Dolores loved meeting and talking with people − finding out who they were and what they did. You may not have known Dolores, but rest assured she knew you, your mother, your cousin, or your in-laws. She will be greatly missed by many.
Dolores is survived by her daughters, Pamela E. Powell and Shauna P. Powell; and her grandchildren, Thomas Powell Puente and Katherine Elena Puente.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening on Monday, the 16th of June, at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 West Alabama Street in Houston, where the Rosary for Dolores is to commence at seven o’clock.
The funeral mass is to be offered at ten o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 17th of June, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer Road in Houston, where the Fr. Jay Walsh, C.S.B, is to serve as celebrant. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception to be held in the nearby St. Teresa Living Room.
At a later date, the family will gather for a private interment at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions, in Dolores’ memory, may be directed to VICTORY (ACS), P.O. Box 572915, Houston, TX, 77257-2915.

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To family & friends, I am sorry for your loss. May you all rely on God during this time. (Psalms 46:1)

Lorri Mason, Spring, Tx

My condolences to the family during this difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss. Please find comfort and hope in God's promise found at Revelation 21:3,4.

R gray , Severn, Md

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Creator well soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! May this promise as recorded in Revelation 21 : 3,4 help you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. Philippians 4 : 13. ~ Emanuel

Emanuel, Clarksville, Tn

Please accept my sympathy for your loss. May fond memories of your loved one always soothe your hearts, and in the near future all suffering and death will be no more - Revelation 21:3, 4; John 3:16.

Doris, Missouri, Tx

Pamela and Shauna, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a supporter of Zeta while we were in chapter together. Kate and I often remark that we know how to tie the perfect bow because of your mom - she knew how to throw an event with style and was happy to share that knowledge with all of us. She was Martha before there was a Martha Stewart! And, any of us could count on your mom's advice or help if we asked. She knew everyone so if you needed advice on how to get something done or who to contact, she was the person to ask. I'll always have fond memories of her zest for life and being involved.

Karen Broussard, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Betty Hobizal Hyatt — Texas

I am so sorry for your loss. I am her first cousin. Her father and mine were brothers. I had not seen her since high school. I lived in Houston for 6 years and then moved to other places. All my sympathy to the family. Betty Hobizal Hyatt

Hobizal, Seguin, Tx


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