Obituary for Dolores J. Sossaman
Dolores Bergman Sossaman peacefully passed away on April 29, 2017, in Houston, Texas surrounded by her loved ones. She was a native Houstonian, born May 31st, 1931 and graduated from Reagan High School. She is preceded in death by her beloved Mother and Father, Rebecca and Herman Bergman, and her five siblings Billy, Martin, June, Rebecca and Ouida. Dolores is survived by her seven children Rebecca Smith (Jeff), Dana Sossaman, Jan Sossaman, Lisa Sossaman, Phyllis Engelhardt, Stephen Sossaman and David Sossaman. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, who will miss her dearly. Services will be held at Woodlawn Garden of Memories (1101 Antoine Dr., Houston 77055) at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 3th, 2017. Pallbearers: Stephen Sossaman, David Sossaman, Rodney Berger, Eric Engelhardt , Collin Butcher and Jeff Smith. Honorary pallbearers: Drew Sossaman, William Sossaman, Mason Berger, Ben Vaughn and Jonas Vaughn. Her family would like to acknowledge and thank the following for their care and compassion at the end of her life: Deborah Randolph, Nace Smith and the staff at Heart of Texas Hospice. Dolores’ greatest passion in life was the rescue of needy animals and her hope that she would someday see all of them again at the Rainbow Bridge. At her passing, she had several rescue animals living in her home; Dogs Digger and Dixie; cats Buddy, Ditto, Miss Molly, Jasper and several stray cats that she also took care of. It was Dolores’ specific request that no flowers be sent but instead to make donations in her honor to Animal Rescue Groups – Straydog.org or JurassicBarkRescue.org.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills where all of our special friends go so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....