Breckenridge Texan

Dorthy Dorlene Rogers

Dorthy Dorlene Rogers
August 27
16:39 2023

Dorthy Dorlene Rogers, 95, of Breckenridge, Texas, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2023. Her funeral service at the Elliott Street Church of Christ will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, with Mike Cox officiating. Her interment at the Breckenridge Cemetery will be under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.

Dorthy Dorlene Curry was born on February 7, 1928, in Breckenridge to Hugh T. “Bruce” Curry and Bessie May Clanton Curry. She grew up and lived in Breckenridge all of her life, except for a short time in Kermit, Texas, after her marriage to Edwin Harold Rogers on August 10, 1946.

For many years, Dorlene worked as a secretary and draftsman for Community Public Service Co., but her main mission in life was being a Christian wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an active member of the Elliott Street Church of Christ for many decades. She was an excellent cook who was known for her chicken fried steak, chocolate cake, pecan pie, and hot rolls.

Dorlene was preceded in death by her husband, Ed; parents, Bruce and Bessie May; brother, C.S. “Snooks” Curry; and sister, Lola Ben Mason. She is survived by her two children, Rena Goldsmith and husband Ted, and Mike Rogers and wife Donna; three grandchildren, Tonya Clifton and husband Troy, Scott Goldsmith, and Amanda Pennington and Anthony Pennington; four great-grandchildren, Krista Goldsmith and Anthony Bradden, Tyler Clifton, Logan Clifton, and Luke Pennington; and two great-great-grandchildren, Kayson and Abigail Bradden.

Memorial donations in Dorlene’s memory can be made to the World Bible School ( or a charity or organization of the donor’s choice and can be dropped off at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home. Condolences can be left online at

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