Our Mother, Doris Jane Campbell Hull was reunited with our Daddy, Rayford, on June 19, 2019.

She was born to Carl Tillman and Janie Shirley Campbell in Tom Green County on August 24, 1938.

She married Rayford Hull on January 1, 1964 and, with her six children from a previous marriage, they began their married life on the Simmons Ranch in Sutton County.

Doris was a Licensed Vocational Nurse and a Nursing Home Administrator. She was a true advocate for her patients and their families, believing that her patients’ care came before anything else.

She was a graduate of the Lillian M. Hudspeth Memorial Hospital Nursing Program and worked for local and area hospitals and nursing homes and provided private care until 1983 when she went back to school to earn her certification as a Nursing Home Administrator.

She thoroughly enjoyed her vocation and making a difference in the lives of the people she cared for. Her greatest boast was that she never received a bonus from the corporations she worked for. That money was spent taking care of her patients.

Doris was an avid gardener, raising hybrid roses and searching until finding the perfect specimen of heirloom rose to plant in her garden. Her children have transplanted some of her iris bulbs and they are a sight to see each spring. Her green thumb and gardening advice will be sorely missed.

Doris was also an avid reader and shared her love of reading with her children. The greatest joy of her life was her grandchildren, with whom she shared her vacation time.

Doris has been reunited with the loved ones who preceded in death, her husband Rayford, her parents, her favorite brother in law Dennis Pelzel, her feisty niece Janice Pelzel Allison, and her precious great granddaughter Alyssa Collins.

Doris is survived by six children, 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Her survivors include: son Al Bartz, wife Kay of Midland, grandson Jeremy, wife Nichole Bartz, their children Kaylee and Landree, granddaughter Stacy, husband Brock Pittman, their children, Hunter and Madyson Weidner and Brendan Pittman, son, Bobby Bartz, wife Janice of San Angelo and granddaughter, Jennifer Little, her children Taylor and Connor, grandson Austin, wife Aubrey Bartz, daughter Becky, husband Mack McAngus of Sonora, grandson Steve, wife Morgan Ponsetti, their children Jacob and Judson, grandson Evan, wife Kristi Collins, their children Klayre and Matthew, granddaughter Jessica, husband Nicholas Rose, their children Dillon, Anne Marie and an unborn great grandchild, Zachary.

Additionally, daughter Brenda and Tom E. Valliant of Sonora, granddaughter Tavia and John Conkling, their children Julia and Jack, granddaughter Victoria and Houston Powers, their son Sam and grandsons Tom E. II (Trapper) and Travis Cozby, son Bruce and wife Kiti Bartz of Houston, grandson Bryan Bartz, his children Savannah, Bella and Gracie, granddaughter Kris Santiago, her children Ashlyn Tice and Makayla Santiago, nephew Joe and wife Susan Pelzel.

Doris is also survived by her sister Carol Pelzel of San Angelo and daughter Beth and husband Randy Settle of Granbury, who met the challenge and have provided excellent care and comfort to our Mother during the last several years.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Love’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Casey Berkhouse, Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, officiating.

Interment followed at Sonora Cemetery.

Mother, ever the gardener, treasured beautiful flowers but loved taking care of people who were hurting most of all.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you honor her by making donations to Cook Children’s Hospital or St. Jude’s Hospital.

Updated June 24, 2019