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Dorothy (Dot) Dengler Obituary
Dorothy H. Dengler (Dot) passed on the morning of her birthday, 05/22/2016, at Saint Andrews Village in Aurora CO, with family members by her side. She was 89 years young. Dot was born in Omaha, Nebraska on 05/22/1927 to Thomas and Mary Higgins. She attended Saint Mary's Academy High School in O'Neill, NE. She went on to complete 2 years of business courses in New Rochelle, NY. She worked at American Cynamid Company in the Empire State Building for 6 years, living in Scarsdale, NY. She moved to Denver 1950. She married Gerald J. Dengler on 04/19/1952 in Denver. They had a home in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver from 1959 to 1987. They had 6 children. They purchased a second home in Estes Park in 1971 but the magic of the mountains lured them to live there full time in 1989. Dorothy loved Estes Park and resided there from 1987 until 2008. She was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church and participated in the Altar and Rosary Society and the American Red Cross. Gerry and she spent a lot of their time in RMNP enjoying hiking and snowshoeing. She also was a Summer Ranger of Rocky Mountain National Park at Wild Basin and volunteered at the National Park greenhouse. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Dengler, their daughter, Abby Scott and grandson, Jason Dengler. She is survived by her sister Mari Jo Hannigan of Surprise, AZ, and Ray Higgins of Santa Barbara, CA, her son, Mark Dengler of Strasburg, CO, and daughters, Susan Allison of Littleton, CO, Lisa Reed of San Marcos, CA, Carolyn Stone of Centennial, CO, Julie Longevitch of Aurora, CO and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held at 10am on Tuesday, 06/21/2016 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, located at 13120 E. Kentucky Ave, Aurora, CO, with Burial following at 1pm at Fort Logan. Donations can be made in Memory of Dot Dengler at The Rocky Mountain Conservancy, Attn: Donation, P. O. Box 3100, Estes Park, CO 80517.
Published in Estes Park Trail-Gazette on June 10, 2016
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