Tess Marie Dodge Falk

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Tess Marie Dodge Falk, 60, of Brenham, Texas, formally of Bellville, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Brenham.

She was born Nov. 26, 1958, in Texas City, Texas, the daughter of Elton and Camilla (Benestante) Dodge. Tess grew up and attended schools in the Houston area, graduating from Dobie High School.

She (along with her first husband, Jeff Falk) were blessed with two boys, Adam Joseph and Justin Wayne. Tess was a very kind and caring person with a giving heart. Her love for helping and serving other was always above and beyond. She had a bright and loving smile that would light up a room. Tess had a love for children and as she worked in the school cafeterias and daycare centers, you would see the passion show in her work.

She began her life with her best friend and husband, Jack Murphy, on June 16, 2003. Tess enjoyed attended craft shows, and helping Jack with his horse art. She also enjoyed shopping with friends, talking on the phone and finding new restaurants all-around.

Tess is survived by her husband Jack Murphy of Brenham; sons Adam Falk of Columbus and Justin Falk of Bellville; sister Gayle Ortize and her husband, Daniel, of Austin; brother Wade Dodge and his wife, Denise, of The Villages, Leesburg, Fla.; father of her boys Jeff Falk of Bellville and numerous other dear family and friends.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to either Make-A-Wish America, Gift Processing, 1702 East Highland Ave., Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016 or to ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 610, 12029 Hwy. 36 South, Bellville, TX 77418; 979-865-2424; www.schmidtfunerals.com.

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