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Dinah Bleau

Dinah Bleau

Wednesday, January 26th, 1944 - Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
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Dinah Bleau died on December 15, 2020 in Irving, Texas at the age of 76. She was born in Dallas, Texas on January 26, 1944 to mother, Lora Beth Dobkins, and father, Charles Edward Dobkins. Dinah was a very kind, loving, intelligent and hard-working woman. She attended college and earned master’s degrees in English and Library Science. She had a long career as a teacher of English and math at Nimitz High School, and she also taught American and British literature at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dinah was also a member of Mensa. In later years, Dinah was a librarian in the Burleson Independent School District. After retirement, Dinah became involved with the Irving Retired School Personnel Association. Dinah loved nature, which made her the perfect Girls Scout leader for her daughter’s troop, and she enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. Along with all her accomplishments, Dinah was a loving wife, mother, and friend. Dinah was a member of Plymouth Park United Methodist Church for many years. Her son-in-law, Michael, fondly remembers Dinah with these heartfelt and loving words: “Dinah loved and helped our family immensely. She was one of the most voracious readers I knew, who provided book recommendations, insight, and critique. We loved puzzles and shared triumphs and laughs over New York Times postings. (She had more triumphs than me). A very smart, thoughtful, and nice person. We shared an endearing and enduring love for her daughter, Amanda.”

Dinah was preceded in death by her father, Charles Edward Dobkins; mother, Lora Beth Pennington; and son, Brian Napoleon Bleau. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 53 years, Norman Bleau; daughter, Amanda Oglesby, and husband, Michael; grandchildren: Alex Oglesby and Ashlyn Oglesby; sister, Leslie Carter, and husband, Bob; niece, Maria Carter; as well as numerous other family and friends who will all miss Dinah dearly.

The family will privately gather to remember Dinah and will plan a memorial service at a later time due to COVID-19.
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Jo Blackwell

Posted at 09:40pm
Please accept my deepest condolences. I taught at Mound Elementary with Dinah and enjoyed working with her. She was wonderful at her job, and I always enjoyed visiting with her. Later on, I sought her out when my daughter needed some help in a college English class. She was just so kind and so knowledgeable! I am sorry for your loss, but rest in knowing she was a wonderful person who was appreciated by many!
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Lesli, Steve, and Max Favor

Posted at 03:12pm
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Emily Jo Momary

Posted at 05:48pm
I remember Dinah so well from our high school days. She was very kind and gentle - a true and loyal friend. I'm pretty sure she was in my mother's Girl Scout troop when we were in 6th grade. We had a wonderful visit at one of of our previous high school reunions and she is one of my classmates that I was most looking forward to seeing at our next reunion. All of you have my deepest condolences and sympathy at the loss of precious Dinah. The picture you posted of her is exactly how I remember her. I will miss her.
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