“Janet, Rad, Joyce and others: I am so sorry I was not able to attend Dorothy's service. Although we have not been in contact in many years, I want...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Ed Nichols - Austin, TX - friend
“Dearest Joyce, Janet, Al, Allison, Rob, Elizabeth & George,
"Miss Dorothy" as our family lovingly referred to her, was a very special person in...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Jacalun Spence - Rockport, TX
“To Dorothy's family,
I had the honor of working with Dorothy in a fine professional organization of REALTORS®. I, as well as many REALTORS®...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Sandy Bednar - Austin, TX
“Rad & Janet....I think of you two as teenages and even younger and regard myself as something of a relic! It was always a good, comfortable...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Bob Williams - Austin, TX
“Dear Janet. I just wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your dear, dear mother. I've only known her for...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Irene Gsanger - Corpus Christi, TX
“Mrs. Jones --
I would be visiting you in person instead of sending a note in this impersonal manner but I just read your mother's obituary in the...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Howard Falkenberg - Austin, TX
“Dorothy was a lovely person and a good friend to all. I knew her for over fifty years, and never saw her without a smile and a kind word. She will...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Jimmy Cooper - Austin, TX
“I met Mrs. Wallace in 1998 when I came to the Westgate Building as manager and she was the owner of unit 1106. She was a lovely person and we had...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Dorothy Evans - Austin, TX
“Dorothy was a wonderful person.
9 of 16 | Posted by: Brent Daeuble - Austin, WA
“I will miss Dorothy. She has influenced me for most of my life and still feel a part of the family. I know she will be missed and I know there are...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Jackie seiders-smart - Austin, TX
“My sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Dorothy Wallace. Mrs. Wallace was my landlady at 4503 Elwood for 15 years before I moved to...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Kay Killen - Austin, TX
“I had the opportunity to meet Dorothy last year after my mom moved to Trinity Towers. They lived on the same floor. Dorothy always expessed her...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Sandra Oshman
“Mothers are very special people, and I know through Al and Janet's stories that Dorothy was a very speical mom. My heart goes out to her family and...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Pam Robertson - Corpus Chrisiti, TX
“My Aunt Dorothy always wanted to take care of Travis and I when we moved to Austin in 1974. She loved to watch the Longhorns play and it was a...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: caryn couch - TX - niece
I will miss my Mimi dearly. She taught me so many things that I will carry with me always, such as hard work, honesty, good posture(of course...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Tracy Brown - Austin, TX
“Dorothy was a kind, generous aunt whom I dearly loved. I'll miss her greatly! But she will live always in our hearts because of the happy memories we...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Diana Read - Oak Hill, VA
Dorothy Garner "Mimi"Wallace, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, April 28, 2012. Dorothy was born on February 20, 1922, in Woodward, Oklahoma to Esther Holt Garner and Daniel David Garner. She was the third of ten children.
Dorothy always said she got to Texas as fast as she could, arriving in Jacksboro, Texas within weeks of her birth. She married Cal T. Wallace on December 6, 1941, and moved to Austin a few years later.
Dorothy worked tirelessly throughout her life, not only as a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin, but also in helping make Austin the great city it is today. In a time when women generally didn't have important, lucrative jobs, she decided to become a realtor. She was a proud member of the Austin Board of Realtors for 44 years. She was honored as Realtor of the Year in 1975, served as President of the Women's Council of Realtors and was elected President of the Board of Realtors in 1979. Dorothy enjoyed the respect of her peers in the business community for her hard work and leadership. One of her great accomplishments that all Austinites can enjoy is the Town Lake Gazebo (1970) which she helped build while a member of the Austin Women in Construction. Dorothy was dedicated to a number of other great organizations, including Executive Women International, Pilot Club of Austin, the Austin Desk and Derrick Club and University Christian Church. She was also an avid fan of Texas Longhorn Football.
Dorothy is reunited in heaven with her husband Cal T. "Aggie" Wallace, her mother Esther Holt Garner and father Daniel David Garner, her sisters Eloise Garner McFarland, Anne Martin Hodge, and Margaret Garner Van Wormer, and brothers Jack Holt Garner, William Robert Garner and Daniel David Garner, Jr.
Surviving family members include her sister Joyce Garner Wendt, brothers Albert Lee Garner (Anne), James Andrew Garner (Aileen) and sisters-in-law Mary Sue Garner and Elizabeth Garner, daughter Janet Wallace Jones (Al), and son C. Rad Wallace (Donna), grandchildren Tracy Wallace Brown (Brian), Allison Jones Webster (Rob), Amanda Wallace and Radford Wallace, great-grandchildren Samantha and Will Brown, Christian Regini, Elizabeth and George Webster, and Abigail Wallace, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
After living in Austin for more than fifty years, Dorothy moved to Corpus Christi, where she has resided the last eight years. Her family would like to thank all of her friends and companions at Trinity Towers, as well as her wonderful Home Instead caregivers.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd with funeral services beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, North Lamar. Interment will follow at Austin Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
May 02, 2012
to 2:00 PM
3125 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78705
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