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Dorothy Mae Moffat Fix

Passed away at the age of 97 on December 24, 2013 at her home at Morningside of College Park in Indianapolis surrounded by her loving family. Dottie was born September 9, 1916 in Springfield, Illinois where she grew up an only child, with endearing parents, rich family history and tales of Scotland. After high school she attended Business College before enrolling at Indiana University where she proudly adopted the title of "Hoosier". She earned a Business degree at IU in 1939 and met the love of her life, Gordon Fix, with whom she would spend the next 59 years.

Dorothy was one of a kind. Her heart and home were always open for anyone. She was amazingly intelligent and never forgot anything. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, and especially loved card games, crossword puzzles, mahjong and scrabble. However, no games were scheduled on IU basketball dates, as this passion of nearly 75 years always took precedence. She was an avid participant in Bible study at Morningside and lived her Christian faith for all to witness. Her many friends who loved her will never forget her smile and warmth, and those who played cards with her will remember the nickels she won. She had the gift of making those around her feel like the most important people in the room.

Dottie and Gordon travelled often, loved the environment and were both President of the Indianapolis Nature Study Club. They lived in Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. She loved being a mother and wife, and spoke of her children as her greatest blessings. She is survived by her five children, Alan (Betsy) of Riverside, CA, Donald (Barbara) of Beaver Island, MI, Douglas (Teresa) of Carbondale, IL, Jean of Indianapolis, and James (Debra) of Bloomington, IN. In addition there are ten grandchildren, Aaron, Amy, Matthew, Megan, Molly, Benjamin, William, Joshua, Joseph and Jessica, and five great-grandchildren, Cooper, Cole, Chase, Lara and Michael.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Margaret Moffat, and by her husband and her world, Gordon Fix.

There will be a Celebration Service of her life at 3:00 p.m. on January 2, 2014, at Morningside. Memorial contributions may be given to Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society, or in her name.

Dottie was loved by many and all who knew her will miss her greatly.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 31, 2013
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