Dorothy Beatrice Fly, 86, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. She was born to the late Cora and E.P. Dickenson on Jan. 17, 1927. Dorothy grew up in Melrose, N.M., as the second oldest child of seven children. As a child, Dorothy was known for her golden curly locks of hair and strong personality. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Fly, her sister Mary and her young brother Jimmy. She is survived by her sons; Carey, Jerry and John Jr. She is also survived by and her daughter-in-law, Patricia Beggane Fly, and her grandchildren, Shawna and Matthew. Dorothy and her husband lived in Las Cruces for several decades having been a real estate agent in town until her retirement. She loved Las Cruces and the Organ Mountains as well as the friendly people who lived there. She will be missed. For online condolences go to www.lapaz-grahams.com.