Resolution of Respect, published in The Banner of Love, May 2003
Sister Alma [Lewis] Dorough was born on August 25, 1902, in Big Fork, Arkansas, and passed away on April 24, 2003, at Morrison, Colorado, at the age of 100 years and eight months. Alma married Robert Lee Dorough on December 15, 1921, and they enjoyed over 72 years of marriage before his death in 1994. At the onset of the Great Depression, they moved to Plainview, Texas, and later moved to Amarillo, where Alma worked in a WWII munitions plant.
the war Alma worked at Singer Sewing Machine Company as a saleslady and sewing
instructor. She retired from Singer
in the early 1960's. She was a
master seamstress, and in her 60's she began to do oil paintings and produced
many high quality paintings.
Her true profession was serving her family and her beloved Lord. Sister Alma joined the Big Fork Primitive Baptist Church in 1914, where her father was Deacon. She moved her membership to Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church in Amarillo, TX in the early 1940's, where her husband and two young sons joined the church. Her husband was ordained Deacon in 1950's. In the late 1970's she and her husband moved to Oklahoma City and moved their membership to the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church.
Upon his death, Sister Alma moved to
Denver and moved her membership to Friendship Primitive Baptist Church.
Two of her brothers and one brother-in-law were Elders.
Elders L.E. Lewis and Carl Lewis served
churches for many years in central Oklahoma, and Elder J. N. Smith served
churches in Arizona. Her youngest
son was ordained to the full gospel ministry in 2002.
During her active life she
entertained many visiting Elders and brethren in her home and worked hard to
insure that the meeting-house was
always clean. She loved life and
social activities with her brethren right up to the end of her life.
Her greatest desire for the
last few years was to go to Church and she seldom missed services.
She was able to attend and enjoy the services just four days before she
Four children survive Sister Alma:
Robert L. Dorough, Alma Jean Hess, Lewis E. Dorough, and Elder Aaron G.
[Greg] Dorough. 14 grandchildren and
22 great-grandchildren also survive her.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26, in Golden, CO, officiated by Elders Donald Grantham and Greg Dorough, and on April 29 in Oklahoma City, OK, officiated by Elders Glenn Rooker and Greg Dorough. She was interred at Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, alongside her beloved husband.