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Highwood —After a courageous battle with cancer, Dorothy Schott, 71, of Highwood, went home to be with the Lord on April 23, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fort Benton United Methodist Church, 1201 Chouteau Street, with a luncheon following at the Highwood Hall.
Dorothy was born September 4, 1942 in Bozeman, MT to Wayne & Shirley Sterling. They eventually moved to Great Falls where she graduated from Great Falls High in 1960. While attending the 1960 state fair, she met the love of her life, Richard Schott, and they began their life together on December 30, 1961. Although Dorothy was a "city girl", she loved her home at the base of the Highwood Mountains.
Dorothy was always the life of the party and enjoyed getting together with her family and friends. She was active in the bowling and golf leagues and loved her "job" of babysitting the Townsend girls. Later in life, after going to cosmetology school, she opened D's Shear County in Belt in 1989, which she operated until 2012.
After raising her two sons, Dorothy was excited to have four granddaughters. She made it a point to remember every holiday, event and special day in their lives. From day one, the girls knew that their "Grammy" loved them unconditionally.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her daughter, Kelly, and her parents. She is survived by her husband, Dick; sons, Keith (Karen) of Broadway, Michael of Portland, OR; four granddaughters, Whitney, Kourtney, Krista & Kylie; and her loyal companion, Stoli Ann.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fort Benton United Methodist Church, PO Box 218, Fort Benton, MT 59442 or to Peace Hospice of Montana, 1101 26th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405.
Condolences to the family may be shared at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Apr. 25, 2014