Dorothy Reiland Tinney

February 27, 1923 - September 8, 2004

Dorothy Reiland Tinney, age 81, a lifelong resident of Houston, Texas, passed away September 8, 2004 in Carrollton, Texas. Dorothy was born February 27, 1923 in Houston, Texas to Lawrence Joseph Reiland and Bertha Christina Hagedorn. On November 27, 1942 she married Stephen D. Tinney, Jr. She is survived by four sons, Ronald and wife, Linda Tinney of Houston; Robert Tinney of Willis; Gary and wife, JoAnn Tinney of Frisco; David and wife, Sharon Tinney of Katy; two daughters, Donna and husband, Mike MacDonald of Carrollton; Marisusan and husband, John Kennedy of Belen, New Mexico; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; sister, Myrtle Ellis of Houston; brother, Floyd Reiland of Navasota and numerous other relatives. She is preceded in death by her husband, Stephen D. Tinney, Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 2:00 PM at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Frisco, Texas with Msgr. Leon Duesman officiating. A Commital Service will be Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 2:30 PM at the Chapel of Angels at Forest Park Lawndale, 6900 Lawndale, Houston, Texas 77223. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons.

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Mrs. Tinney was my kindergarten teacher. The very first day of school, I knew I wanted to be a teacher like her. Every day when school was out, I "played school." I made it my life-long goal to be a teacher. I taught kindergarten for 2 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. I do plan on going back to teaching someday soon. I wish I could have met her now as an adult to tell her what an inspiration she was. Angela Brown Hallmark, September 26, 2004 Hello Ronnie . I'm sorry for your loss . Hope to see you at the reunion on Friday. Hollie Hollie Malone, September 13, 2004 The Tinney Family: Just wanted to pass along our sympathy and condolences in the loss of your mother. When I saw the obituary, it brought back some very fond memories from our childhood, when you all lived on Pinemont, and we were just down the street. Please know that she, as well as all of your family will be in our thoughts are prayers. Don Vogler Don Vogler, September 13, 2004 My thoughts are with you all. Jim Brown, September 12, 2004 To Donna, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Roy and Suzy Box Roy E Box, September 12, 2004 I remember a smiling lovely person, and a house full of children when I was growing up. My prayers are with all of the family. "...Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. " Joshua 1:9 Debbie Ross Reina, September 12, 2004 Dave,you have my sincere condolences. Hope to see you soon. Give me a call. 713-460-8024 John E. Henson, September 11, 2004 You are in my prayer. I am a Dominican Sister, the community to which Sr. Mary Luke belonged. I pray that you may know God's comfort and peace. Annette M. Dworsky, September 10, 2004 May she rest in peace. Sister Marie Bordages O.P., September 10, 2004 Dorothy was the sister of one of my favorite teachers when I was young (Sister Mary Luke) and a dear member of our Houston Dominican Sisters. My prayers for her family and friends. Sister Miriam Ulm, O.P., September 10, 2004 I am one of Sr. Mary Luke's Reiland's Dominican Sisters and we wanted to pass on to you our deepest sympathy at the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. From the Dominican Sisters of Houston, TX Sister Adrian Dover OP, September 10, 2004 My deepest sympathy to all the Tinney family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Theresa Williamson, September 10, 2004 We are keeping all of you in our prayers. Sister Mary Justin Farinella, O.P., September 10, 2004 We are keeping all of you in our prayers. Sister Rita owens, O.P., September 10, 2004 Dorothy was a sweet person. May she rest in peace. Sister Antoinette Boykin O.P., September 10, 2004 Dorothy was sister to our deceased Sister Mary Luke Reiland. O.P. Sister Raphael Bordages O.P., September 10, 2004 Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Ford Family Floyd C. Ford, September 10, 2004