Dorothy Katherine Ardoin
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Dorothy Katherine Ardoin
  • February 13, 1936 - May 27, 2017
  • Merritt Island, Florida

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IN LOVING MEMORY: Dorothy Katherine Ardoin, 81, of Merritt Island, Florida, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2017, surrounded by her family.
Born in St. Clair, Michigan, on February 13, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Margaret Rivard and Lavern Emery of Algonac, Michigan.
Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and devout Catholic. Dalton Ward, her spouse of 18 years, shared with her a life full of love, laughter, adventures and travel.
She was passionate about spending time with family and friends, and her Road Family, the many, many friends she and Dalton met throughout their travels (which she called "adventures"). Dorothy, also referred to by loved ones as Dot and Dort, enjoyed cooking, motorcycle riding, fishing, the beach, antiquing, garage sales and skeet shooting.
Together, with Dalton, she lived each day to the fullest - never passing up an opportunity to experience life. Their adventures took them across the U.S., from Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Missouri, Oklahoma, Utah, Nebraska, Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her sisters, Rosemary, Shirley and Theresa.
Survivors include her children -
Son: Gerald Smith and spouse, Debbie, and children of Hernando, MS;
- Robert Carter and spouse, Lane Carter and their children, Zac Carter, Graham Carter, Addielynne Carter and Kyleigh Carter;
- Theresia Merriweather and spouse, Keythric Merriweather and their children, Zoe Merriweather, Jalen Cobb and MaeLynne Merriweather;
- Stephanie Smith-Bobo and children, Shannon Bobo and Cooper Bobo;
- Stephen Smith ("Snoot") and spouse, Jessica Smith and their children, Noah Smith, Jacob Smith and Isaiah Smith.
Daughter: Linda Gilmore and spouse, Ron and children of Amissville, VA;
- Jessica Gilmore and her son, Dylan;
- Mikaela Gilmore; and,
- Hannah Gilmore.Daughter: Angela ("Angie") Peterson and spouse, Kevin and children of Las Vegas, NV;
- Natasha Peterson; and,
- Kaden Peterson.
Dorothy is also survived by her eldest sister, Betty Summerville and her brother, Laverne Emery, Jr. of Marine City, MI; and, nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a future date and posted (Site) - (Family Memoriam) Please leave your email in comments, to assist us in including you in direct communications, to advise once the service is scheduled.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, Florida.

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