Dorothy Jean Potter

dorothy potter

March 16, 1920 ~ May 11, 2011

Dorothy Jean Linton Potter, 91, of The Woodlands, formerly of Hilltop Lakes, a kind and unselfish lady, passed away Wednesday morning May 11, 2011.

A memorial service celebrating Jean’s life will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, May 22, 2011 at the Hilltop Lakes Chapel with Bro. Tony Taylor officiating.

Jean was born March 16, 1920 in Billings, Montana to Harry and Jessie Cody Linton. Having grown up in Fairmont, Minnesota where she enjoyed the lakes and the company of many friends, upon graduating from high school she attended Olivet College. It was on July 26, 1947 that she married Lloyd Potter in Fairmont and they were blessed with 57 years together. Jean spent her life supporting her husband in his career, raising their family and being involved in church activities.

In 1973, Jean and Lloyd moved to Hilltop Lakes, Texas where they lived for 27 years. During that time they were able to injoy their love of travel to places around the world. A believer in being active and giving back to the community in which you live, Jean was active in the early years of Hilltop Lakes Chapel, having served as the chairman of the Ladies Auxiliary and the Outreach Committee as well as a volunteer for the Hilltop Lakes Fire Department. She enjoyed playing bridge, working in the yard, swimming, making quilts, sewing and having her grandchildren visit their home every summer. For the past five years, Jean had been a resident of Silverado Senior Living in The Woodlands, Texas.

Survivors include her children, Judy Behrens and husband Benny of Pearland, Texas, Janet Player and husband Dean of Hilltop Lakes, Jay Potter and wife Marianne of The Woodlands, Texas and Jill Martin of Cotulla, Texas; a sister, Helen Mills and husband Tom of Placerville, California; seven grandchildren, Scott Behrens, Stacy Behrens, Amy Wilson, Jenny Wilson, Matt Potter, Melissa Peters and Kimball Martin; seven great grandchildren, Kristina Behrens, Chelsey Hawkins, Taylor Peters, Trevor Peters, Ripley Wilson, Maura Wilson and Charlotte Wilson and two great great grandchildren, Mason Behrens and Beaux Taylor.

For those that desire, in lieu of usual remembrances, the family has suggested memorials to the Hilltop Lakes Chapel Foundation, PO Box 1143, Hilltop Lakes, TX 77871.

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