Breckenridge Texan

Wilma Jean Prater

Wilma Jean Prater
August 27
09:34 2020

Wilma Jean Prater, 82, of Breckenridge, passed away at her residence the evening of August 25, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020, at the Breckenridge Cemetery with Michael Roach officiating. Internment will be under the direction of Melton Kitchens Funeral Home.

Wilma Jean Dollar was born on October 26, 1937, in Graham, Texas, to parents A.W. Dollar and Lizzy Cheatwood Dollar. On March 12, 1954, she married the man that would be her husband for over 66 years, Paul. Throughout their marriage, they shared their love of bowling, as Paul and Wilma traveled all over the country to bowl competitively. Wilma and Paul also loved the sixteen years they spent at their home in Ruidoso, New Mexico, where she loved to attend horse races while hoping she was betting on the winning horse. Wilma dearly loved her family, and took her role as a homemaker very seriously, taking care of their two children as her husband was incredibly involved in his business.

She was well known for her sassy attitude and believed that it was her way or the highway. Wilma loved to entertain guests at the Prater home while always trying to persuade her guests to play a round of her favorite game, dominos. If her guests refused to play, she could always count on her children to play with her.

Over the course of the last decade, Wilma suffered from Alzheimer’s and would have her good and bad days, as anyone with the disease would. Yet, in the latter years of her life, she recalled the trips they took as a family, especially her trips with Paul to Las Vegas, which always brought a smile to her face.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, A.W. and Lizzy; sisters Norma Kohout and Loretta Hunter; and brother, Donald Dollar.

She is survived by her husband Paul, daughter Paula Prater of Breckenridge, son Kevin Brian Prater of Albany, as well as four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Meals on Wheels can be made in Wilma’s name and can be left at the Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home office. Condolences can be made online at

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