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Dorothy Lillian Genz

February 19, 1923 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 98)


With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Dorothy Lillian Genz (Kingsville Texas) who died Monday December 6th at the age of 98, leaving family and friends to mourn her passing.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ross C Genz, her granddaughter Lisa Genz Joseph and her parents George and Gladys Bellinger . 

Dorothy is survived by her sons, Eric, Chris (Peggy) and Matthew Genz.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Laura Genz (Kiai Weidemann), Brian (Wendy) Genz and Emil Joseph.  Also surviving are her four great grandchildren: Madison and Lillian Genz and Jordy and Quinn Joseph. 

Born in Detroit Michigan February 19, 1923, Dorothy and her family moved to Kingsville in 1955 when her husband Ross was transferred to NAS Kingsville.  Dorothy (Dots) was a devoted member of the Kingsville Presbyterian Church for over 60 years where she served in multiple positions over the years.  She was part of the group that started Amistad Thrift Shop that served the people of Kingsville for 30 plus years, where she was the treasurer and a volunteer until its closing.  Dorothy owned and operated her own real estate business for many years, Dorothy Genz Reality. 

Dorothy’s two big passions were working in her yard and playing bridge any time she could. 

A memorial service will be held Friday December 10th at the First Presbyterian Church Kingsville at 2:30 pm, with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church Kingsville or a charity of your choice.  Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on the Memorial page of the Turcotte-Piper website. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Lone Star Ranch Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for their excellent care in the last few months of her life. The family would also like to thank Harbor Hospice for the care and comfort that they gave to Dorothy and her family.  Many special thanks go to Stacy and Terry Frick for being such caring and helping neighbors. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dorothy, please visit our floral store.


Memorial Service
December 10, 2021

2:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church Kingsville (Fellowship Hall)

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