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Dorothy Brown


Dorothy Brown, 88, of Tulsa passed away Monday, December 6, 2021, at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa.

Dorothy Lee Marshall was born July 16, 1933 in Watonga, Okla., the second of seven children born to Robert Lee Marshall and Anna Kathryn (Kraus) Marshall. She was raised in Watonga and attended school there, graduating with the Eagle’s Class of 1951.

Dorothy attended the University of Oklahoma, graduating with a Masters Degree in Social Work. She began working for the State of Oklahoma, Department of Human Services, as an Administrative Hearing Officer and retired as Supervisor after more than 35 years.

Dorothy was a planner, and loved traveling, and was fortunate to see many exciting places and things. She was a member of the Tulsa Walking Club for many years, helping organize and participating in walks all over the country.  Dorothy cherished her family and looked forward to family get-togethers and she had a unique ability to make you feel special.

She was kind and thoughtful, and sent greeting cards for every birthday, a $2 bill every holiday and other special events.  Dorothy was a joy to those who knew her, and will be deeply missed!

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ann Marshall; and siblings, Bobbie Marshall, Kathryn Hood and Kenneth Marshall.

Dorothy is survived by stepdaughter, Vickie Setzer and husband, Fred, of Skiatook, Okla.; sisters, Carolyn Lewis of Oklahoma City and Barbara Marshall of Tulsa; brother, Bill Marshall and wife, Sherry, of Midland, Texas; grandchildren, Julie Payne and Shelly Smith; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Kylar, Justin, Coltin and McKaylin; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Tulsa Walking Club, P.O. Box 701856, Tulsa, OK, 74170, or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.