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Flora 'Grandma' Dorothy

Flora "Grandma" Dorothy

Nov 4, 1924 - Apr 11, 2007
Funeral services for Flora "Grandma" Dorothy of Arapahoe will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Pastor Scott McFarland will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Collins Cemetery on the Wind River Reservation.

There will be a viewing at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Dorothy died at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper Wednesday night, April 11, 2007. She was 82 years old.

Flora Miller was born at Fort Washakie on Nov. 4, 1924, the daughter of Frank Miller, Sr., and Pearl (LaJeunesse) Miller. She had lived her entire life in the Arapahoe/Riverton area.

She attended school at St. Stephen's Mission and was graduated from Riverton High School with the Class of 1943. She later continued her education at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.

On Oct. 5, 1946, she married Owen Dorothy in Riverton. He preceded her in death in August of 1997.

Mrs. Dorothy was a homemaker and member of the Baptist faith.

The couple owned the Arapahoe Post and Exchange. She served 30 years as Postmistress at the Arapahoe Post Office, had worked at the Arapahoe Cannery, at Datel in Riverton, as a cook at the Ranch Kitchen, and teachers' aide at the Arapahoe School.

Her family said Mrs. Dorothy loved people, especially her family, and was fond of helping children, including her own grandchildren and great grandchildren and the youngsters at the Arapahoe School who needed her special "grandma" touch.

Survivors include sons, Owen Dorothy, Jr., and his family and Jesse Dorothy and his family; 12 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren; a brother, Frank Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 51 years, Owen Dorothy, Sr.; a son, Cecil Dorothy; daughter, Betty Little; granddaughter, Jennifer Dorothy; six brothers and sisters, and her parents.

Memorials may be made to Help for Health Hospice Home, or the Playground Fund, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.