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Dolores Cameron, age 88, died peacefully at home in McKinney, Texas on July 22, 2017. She was born January 16, 1929 in Maydelle, Texas to Floyd and Ivy Pryor. She was one of ten children.
Dolores graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1946. In 1947, she married Maurice Cameron and they had four children. She began working for GTE right after graduation as a switchboard operator. She was promoted to supervisor of the GTE office in Sherman, Texas and later became the first female administrator of the company's EEOC compliance program at the corporate office in San Angelo, Texas. She retired from GTE in 1991. One of the highlights of her career was being invited to attend a hearing before the Supreme Court in 1980 involving a GTE case on which she had worked.
She will be missed by her four children: daughters and sons-in law, Connie & Paul Aday of The Woodlands, Brenda & Brent Stahelin of Jacksonville, Elise & Rick Self of McKinney; son and daughter-in-law Curtis & Susan Cameron of Garland; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. One granddaughter, Tiffani Stanley, preceded her in death in 1994. She is survived by two of her sisters, Adele Benge and Nita Joyce Dover.
Dolores was an avid reader, enjoyed working crossword puzzles, playing dominoes and traveling. She was a strict grammarian, much to the chagrin of her children in their earlier years and appreciated by them in later years. She was never daunted by jokes about her diminutive height of 4'10" and seemed to enjoy the banter. Her strong sense of fairness without regard to race or status was a trait admired by her friends and family.
Friends and family are invited to join in a memorial gathering on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Castle on the Lake on Lake Jacksonville from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to any charity in her memory.
Published on July 25, 2017
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