Dolores Fried Koenig, 74, of Wharton, passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Jan. 27, 2021. She was born Jan. 25, 1947 in East Bernard to Edward W. Fried and Bessie Borak Fried.

Dolores was raised on the Bernard Prairie until moving to Wharton with her family as a young girl. She attended Wharton High School. After graduating, she married her high school sweetheart, Charles L. Koenig on June 26, 1966, in Wharton. She was a banker with Security Bank & Trust and New First National Bank for 49 years. She cherished her banking relationship with many, many customers, as well as within the community. She served on the Wharton Chamber of Commerce Board, Beautification Commission, as well as, volunteering at Holy Family Catholic Church and Matagorda Beach Cleanup. She enjoyed the beach, traveling with friends and family, junking in Warrenton, listening to polka music, vinyl records, doing puzzles, moving, yard work, plants, cooking, hunting. Most of all she Loved being with her family and friends. She never met a stranger!

She is survived by her daughter: Lacy Koenig Border and husband Steven and granddaughter Layla, and daughter Amy Koenig; her sister/cousin JoAnn Baker and nephews: Scott and Ross Baker; nieces: Melissa Fried Prescott and family, Cindy Fried Buzek and family, Cathy Fried and Christy Fried; sister-in-law Carol Koenig; nephews Ron Koenig and wife Holly and family, Greg Koenig and wife Jeanette and family; and friends that are like family. She held all of them dear to her heart.

She is preceded in death by her parents Bessie and Edward Fried, two brothers Edwin Fried and Eddie Fried; husband Charles L. Koenig; in-laws: Joe Koenig and Dagmar Koenig; and brother-in-law Gary Koenig.

Celebration of life to be held on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at Kitten Ranch, 3328 CR 132, Wharton, TX 77488 from 1–6 p.m. Masks required.

Food contributions, please contact Shelly Gaddie at 979-453-0128 or Bitsy Lockley at 979-533-4081. Call or text. BYOB.

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to: Texas Adopt A Beach Program, Matagorda Beach, PO Box 12873, Austin, TX 78711-2873

Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 155 East 55th St., Suite 6E, New York, New York 10022

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