Della “Dee” Louise Prouty, 72, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2017. She was born on July 16, 1944 in Crystal City, Texas to parents, Jimmy and Bennie Weaver. Dee committed her life to servitude to others and entrepreneurism in Carrizo Springs, Texas where she and first husband, Eddie Svec, owned over five different businesses during their 29 years of marriage. She loved people and in between the times that she was not a business owner, she would serve in local restaurants. After moving to Friendswood three years ago, she lived at “The Gardens” apartments for senior citizens, where she made many friends and became a caretaker for the last six months. Her last months on this earth were spent living with her daughter and son-in-law. She loved animals and especially her dog, Sweet Tea. These acts fostered her on true love of serving and interacting with friends and strangers daily. As the ultimate of sharing and kindness, her wish was to donate her body to the University of Texas Medicine for research.
Dee was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Eddie Svec and James Prouty; sister, Bennie McRorey; and brother, Dickie Weaver.
She is survived by her daughter, Melody Wilie and son-in-law Curtis Wilie of Friendswood, Texas; granddaughter, Laney Wilie of Houston, Texas; grandson, Colton Wilie of Austin, Texas; guardian son, Kyron Cobb of Terrell, Texas; sister-in-law, Bernice Svec Stark of Onalaska, Texas; and brother-in-law, Joe Stark of Onalaska, Texas.
A memorial service was held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Jeter Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77511, with Rev. Larry McRorey and Bill Whitworth officiating.
Condolences can be to the family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.