Dorothy Barker Roban



Ft. White - Dorothy Barker Roban, age 88, of Ft. White passed away on May 3, 2013.

Dorothy was born February 22, 1925 in Marion County. She spent many years in West Palm Beach and Daytona Beach as a racing greyhound kennel owner and trainer. She moved to Ft. White, FL in 1976 and continued working with greyhounds as a breeder and trainer.

Celebrating Dorothy's life and memories are two children Buddy (Cindy) Roban & Margaret Bridges of Ft. White, two grandchildren Crystal Roban & Windy Bridges, many extended family members, and friends. Dorothy will be joining her husband, Patrick Roban, Sr. parents, Orrin & Edna Barker, and seven brothers and sisters in heaven.

Dorothy loved God and loved others. Dorothy enjoyed visiting with family and friends and was never at a loss for words! She enjoyed having many animals such as dogs, cats, and chickens. She loved cooking- especially for a crowd. She liked flower gardening and bird watching too.

Memorial Service will be held at Fellowship Church of High Springs, FL, 16916 NW Hwy 441, on Saturday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Powell officiating. Arrangements are under the care of WILLIAM-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME WESTAREA, 823 N.W. 143rd Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Allie Powell Missions of High Springs, FL or Hospice of the Nature Coast, High Springs, FL.



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Published in Gainesville Sun from May 7 to May 8, 2013