Dorathy Roth
Dorathy Roth
  • December 25, 1932 - January 10, 2018
  • Thornton, Colorado

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Dorathy Avis Roth, 85, of Thornton Colorado passed from this life into eternity in the early morning of January 10, 2018 just a few hours after emergency surgery to clear a blocked artery in her heart.

Dorathy was welcomed into this world by her parents Raymond and Mildred Fortney on December 25th 1932 in Fort Dodge, Iowa where she spent her childhood days. Other than a Step-brother Raymond, Dorathy was an only child to this marriage. Subsequently, after childhood, she encountered and married the love of her life Jack Edward Roth in Omaha, Nebraska in February 1952. It wasn't long after they began a family of their own by having three children of their own, Sally (deceased), Kenny, and Doug.

During her life Dorathy worked outside the home as a cook for the School District and also washed dishes at the Alpine Living Center. Although she worked, she will be most fondly remembered as a compassionate mother. She loved her children and protected them at every turn often interceding on their behalf from the strict military structure of her husband Jack. Aside from her feisty personality and the priority of her family Dorathy loved country music, meat loaf, chocolate cake, Pop Tarts, and beads. Yes beads, no one is exactly sure why she loved them so, but they were often used to decorate her surroundings which also included her walker.

May we all take comfort in knowing that Dorathy was peacefully ushered into her final peace with the Lord with her son and daughter in-law at her side, where she no doubt was not only joined and welcomed by her Lord, the members of the family who have gone before, including her husband (Jack), mother (Mildred), Father (Raymond), Step-brother (Raymond), and Daughter (Sally).

Dorathy's final resting place will be next to her daughter and husband, at Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery, 10201 Grant Street, in Thornton CO, Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend her service at said location at 10:00 am on Friday January 19th 2018.