Date Honored: February 2015
I don’t think we five children realized what a sense of adventure our mother Dotty had until after we all left home. She decided to quit her job as assistant to the president at Bellarmine University, move from Kentucky to California and work as a realtor. It was a brave move to make because Dotty knew only one person there. But she soon had a long list of new friends.
After about 10 years in southern California, she came to Colorado Springs to be near one of her daughters.
Dotty was always in motion. She worked, baked for her office, and took power walks. She was also a recycler who never recycled the grocery bags, plastic containers, and bag twists she saved. She left us drawers full. It made us laugh when we cleaned out her apartment.
She loved visiting her children, Christmas, and looking at Pikes Peak. Dotty continued as a realtor until two months before she died at age 84. She’s probably showing a house in heaven, hoping to close the deal!
The people at Pikes Peak Hospice made her last days comfortable and helped the family through a difficult time. We will always be grateful for their care and support.
~ Barbara Roberts, daughter