Visitation will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, July 30, at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at First United Methodist Church in Breckenridge, followed by burial at Harpersville Cemetery under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.
Jolene was born to parents Carson and Joann Dabbs on Dec. 7,1947. She loved to spend summers with her grandparents, Albert and Mae Gentry, at their family home in Harpersville.
Jolene carried that love of “The Ranch” with her and had a great affection for chickens, goats and dogs. She married her husband, Richard, in 1991 and enjoyed a happy, contented life.
She retired from a long career as a nurse two years ago to be closer to her mother, sister, children and grandchildren. Jolene was not a huge sports fan, but loved to watch her grandsons play for the Buckaroos on Friday night.
She loved watching her grandchildren participate in sports, dance recitals, plays or any activity.
Jolene was an excellent cook and frequently hosted “Sunday Dinner” at the Ranch.
She took care of everyone in the family, often putting her own needs aside. Her family was her pride and joy and was always her priority.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carson Dabbs.
Jolene is survived by her husband, Richard, of Azle; her mother, Joann Dabbs of Breckenridge; her sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Bruce Lampert, of Abilene; her daughter, Sandy Walker, of Breckenridge and son and daughter-in-law, Will and Amanda Mazel, of Eastland; grandchildren: Lane and Luke Morris, of Breckenridge; and Reese and Emily Mazel of Eastland; nephew and niece Blake and Desiree Kitchens and great-nephew, Bryce of Brenham. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jolene's name to the Stephens County Animal Shelter.