Dawley Hills Mares

Dawley Hills Mares, age 61 of Whitney, passed away on Jan. 10, 2019 at her residence.

Funeral services were held Jan. 13, at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap. Pastor Ryan Pederson officiated. Interment followed at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery on Highway 6 in Clifton. Visitation was one hour prior to service time. Pallbearers were Jessie Mares, Jr., Alex Mares, Hector Santos, Tommy Galvan, Felix Moreno, and Jose Arriaga.

Dawley was born Feb. 27, 1957 in Killeen, TX to Keith Milton Hills and Castelle Marguarite Anderson Hills, both preceding her in death. Her interests and career were very diverse.

While attending a Catholic school, she excelled at spelling and won two spelling bees which allowed her to go to Disneyland. She was also a Beauty Queen in Laguna Park, TX. Her career included being a nurse assistant, Probation Officer, Notary Public, Ombudsman and after some college, working in the investment field. She enjoyed over twenty years work in various companies including Bear Stearns and Hill Thornton.  

Her other interests include raising and selling rabbits, chickens, gardening and crafting. She also assisted her husband in construction and did his bookkeeping. Dawley and Tony where married on Valentine’s Day 2010 and made their home in Whitney, TX. She was a member of the St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap.

Her survivors are her husband, Jose Antonio (Tony) Mares; brother Keith Hills and wife Jackie; step-daughters Erica Saldivar, Valarie Edwards, Stephanie Garcia and Kimberly Mares; father-in-law Jessie Mares, Sr. and wife Carol; brothers- in- law Jessie Mares, Jr. and wife Shelley, Fernando Mares, Alex Mares and wife Kristy; sister-in-law Maria Estela Moreno and husband Felix; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Words of comfort and peace can be sent to the family at www.lawsonfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were made by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, TX, 254-435-2792.

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