Hilda “Cherry” Brotherman


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Hilda “Cherry” Brotherman

JUNE 9, 1939 – JUNE 3, 2021

Hilda “Cherry” Brotherman, passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas on June 3, 2021, at the age of 81. Cherry was born to Jose and Beatrice Minjares on June 9, 1939, in El Paso, Texas.

Always excelling in school, Cherry treasured her memories and friendships of El Paso High School. Cherry attended nursing school at the University of Texas in Galveston, where she met the kindest and most thoughtful man in the world, Don Brotherman. They were married on June 22, 1963, and shared a beautiful life together for 58 years. Don and Cherry were wonderful parents to their four children, and they built their family on a foundation of faith in Jesus Christ.

During her life, Cherry enjoyed playing the piano, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. A loving grandmother, Cherry was always attending sporting events to cheer on her grandchildren. She was the perfect hostess and would never let anyone leave her house hungry. Cherry loved her family’s Christmas celebrations and initiated long-lasting traditions of songs and nativity reenactments with her grandchildren. Cherry has been involved with the Catholic Church in every phase of her life. She has been a Eucharistic minister, chaired various committees, served as a lector, and was involved in the women’s ministries. She has served on the school board at St. Paul’s school. Cherry was a member of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, as well as a Dame in the Order of Malta. Cherry and Don have been active in at least ten foreign missions, bringing ophthalmic medical care to the poor in several countries over the years.

Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Brotherman, Cherry is survived by her daughters Pam Moninger and her husband, George; Debbie Farver and her husband, Chris; Becky Bradfield, and her husband, Jeff; and son, Michael and his wife Amy, as well as 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She is also survived by her three sisters Tichi, Marina, and Evangeline; and her many nieces and nephews.

A rosary service for Cherry will be held Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 6:00-6:30 PM at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, 7990 President George Bush Turnpike, Dallas. A visitation will follow from 6:30-8:00. A funeral mass will occur Friday, June 11, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at All Saints Catholic Church, 75248. The mass will be live-streamed. A graveside service will occur Friday, June 11, 2021, from 1:00-2:00 at Restland Memorial Park, 9220 Restland Rd, Dallas, Tx 75248. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Don and Cherry Brotherman Memorial Scholarship Fund benefiting students at All Saints Catholic School. Checks can be made to All Saints Catholic School and mailed to 7777 Osage Plaza Pkwy, Dallas, Tx. 75252 or https://www.allsaintsdallas.org/homepage-all-saints-catholic-school/support-all-saints/



June 10, 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm


7990 President George Bush


Dallas, TX 75252


June 10, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


7990 President George Bush


Dallas, TX 75252

Celebration of Life

June 11, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


5231 Meadow Creek Drive

Dallas, TX 75248

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