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Dorothy Savory


1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Dorothy Savory Obituary
Estes Park resident Dorothy Savory died on January 30, 2016 at the age of 89. Dorothy Sweet Savory was born on March 4, 1926 in Dyersburg, Tennessee to Charles L. Sweet and Gladys M. (Homer) Sweet. She graduated from East High School in Denver, Colorado, and then attended the University of Denver, receiving a B.A. in Chemistry, graduating with honors, as well as receiving the outstanding DU graduate award. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, and Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honorary, as well as a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Dorothy married Leonard "Sam" Savory, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at DU, on June 10, 1947 in Denver. She worked in research at the university before their children arrived.

After living in Denver, they moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico, while it was still a gated community, and later moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas. In each of these places, Dorothy was very involved with their church and in their children's activities. Upon Leonard's retirement, they moved to Estes Park in 1981 because of their love of hiking. They had often vacationed here while their sons were growing up and had even honeymooned here. They continued their hiking until Leonard was no longer able to do so. He passed away in 2009 after 62 years of a wonderful marriage to Dorothy.

Dorothy was active in various organizations and was a Deacon and on the board of the Presbyterian Women's Association at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. She was also a member of the G.J. Chapter of P.E.O., Villagers, and Friday Night Dance Club.

She is survived by her sons Robert (Sandra) of Shreveport, Louisiana; Barry (Alice) of Woodstock, GA; and Donald (Kathy) of Steamboat Springs, CO. She is also survived by her brother William Sweet of Milpitas, California as well as 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies with a burial to follow at the Estes Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy's name to the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to send a message to Dorothy's family.
Published in Estes Park Trail-Gazette on Feb. 3, 2016
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