Dorothy Bohrman, 95 of Ennis, passed away Saturday, June 13. "Mickey" or "Toots" as she was remembered by many, was born on Feb. 20, 1920, in Universal City, California, to Harley and Dora Chambers. (As long as we can all remember, she celebrated her birthday on the 26th!) Together, Harley and Dora had three children; Viola, "Sonny" and Dorothy. After Dora's passing, Harley remarried and he and his second wife had two more girls; Banetta and Kay.
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Mickey received her degree in Cosmetology in September 1939. On Aug. 4, 1940, she married the love of her life, Henry James Bohrman. In December 1941 they had their first child, James. In 1943 Henry was drafted and served in Italy during World War II. Upon his return from the war, their second son, David, was born in June 1946. Mickey went back to school and graduated from Oxnard High Evening Class and received her GED on Friday, June 13, 1958, something she was very proud of.
As a family they enjoyed many outdoor adventures from fishing in Mexico to hunting in Utah and Montana. They fell in love with Montana and had the opportunity to move to Ennis in 1964 and purchased the Exxon Distributorship. They built a home in Comleyville on the Madison River. During her time at the Comleyville home, Jim and his family spent many quality years with "Grandma Toots", spending time by the river with a beautiful view of the mountains. Mickey had Easter, Christmas and 4th of July holidays in Ennis with her close friends and family. She had the opportunity to live with David and his wife Donnetta in Quartzsite, Arizona, for 18 months, enjoying trips to Mexico, taking walks in the warm desert air and reading on the patio. She then moved into Generations where she could be close to her many friends that she so loved to reminisce with.
She enjoyed living on the Madison River where she often went fishing. She enjoyed golfing with family and friends, reading and spending hours painting. She was an active member of the Ennis Art Association and worked for the Ennis Trading Post where she enjoyed visiting with the locals and the tourists traveling through. She loved to travel with her friends, spending time with her grandchildren, and always cherished her precious cats and dogs that came and went throughout the years.
Mickey is survived by her son David and his wife Donnetta (Williams) and their three children; Shelby, Jared and his wife Melissa, Harley and his wife Samantha. Her son James of Ennis and his four children; Cody, James Cody, CC, and Roz. Her brother "Sonny" of California and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Henry and sister Viola Chambers.
We wish to thank Generations for their compassionate care of our mother. Thank you Kenton, Barb and staff so much for everything that you did for her and for us.
Donations can be made in memory of Dorothy Bohrman to the Ennis Art Association.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 18, 11 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Jeffers.
K & L Mortuaries
103 1st Ave E
Three Forks, MT 59752
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on June 16, 2015