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Mrs. Dorothy Katherine Crues

Obituary for Mrs. Dorothy Katherine Crues

May 11, 1929 - November 22, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 89

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Dorothy Katherine Crues, age 89, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Dorothy was born in Woodward, Oklahoma on May 11, 1929 to Edwin Ralph Sievers and Dorothy Alice Brooks Sievers. While the Sievers family moved around following her father's work, she ultimately ended up in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she spent most of her formative years. Dorothy is survived by her sister Edwina Sievers Aker and her brother Bruce Ralph Sievers. Dorothy met her husband John Vernon Crues, Jr. in Albuquerque at a VJ Day party and they married on December 29, 1945. Dorothy and John are survived by their three children John Vernon Crues III, Deborah Lynn Crues Lowrey, and Edwin Zachary Crues.

Dorothy valued education and made sure to complete her High School education in Lubbock, Texas after marriage. She entered Texas Tech University and graduated with a degree in Physics. She continued her education by achieving a MS in Mathematics from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She also pursued a PhD in Mathematics from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia but was interrupted when the Crues family moved to San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, Dorothy taught Calculus at San Antonio College and at the University of Texas San Antonio.

Dorothy was an avid knitter and fiber artist. She applied her knowledge of mathematics in creating unique designs. Dorothy was also an avid book collector. She collected a full library of books that covered a diverse range of topics. She was particularly proud of her mathematics, physics, and fiber arts collections.

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Monday, December 17
11:00 AM    3810587 3907373 20181217T110000

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
11 St. Luke's Lane
San Antonio, TX 78209

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