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Dolores Elaine (Dee) Nutt

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Dolores Elaine Nutt (Dee) Dolores Elaine Nutt (Dee), 91, went to be with the Lord March 4, 2013, peacefully in her sleep. Born December 14, 1921, the oldest of nine kids to Ann and Clifford Stark in Salem, South Dakota. She had many fond memories of growing up on her parents' dairy farm. Her family moved to Minnesota where, in 1939, after high school, she married Gordon Nutt. Together they had eight children. In 1942 Gordon's poor health led them to Richmond, CA. He later discovered Lake County through work, and in 1952 they moved their family there. Dolores always referred to Lake County as "God's Country". Widowed at age 37 in 1958, Dolores sometimes worked two jobs at a time to support her family. In April of 1966 she married Doc Carden and became mom to five more children. Their union ended ten years later and she moved to Walnut Creek. She was a banquet waitress for many years in a lot of dinner houses; one of her favorites was the Nugget in Sparks, NV. At 62 she married Pete Nutt, gaining three more children and moved with him to Minnesota. Ten years later they moved home to Lakeport, where she happily lived the rest of her life. Dolores always had a hand in community and children's activities. She was an accomplished craftswoman, from crocheting gorgeous blankets to painting, sewing, needlepoint and many others. She was at one time head cook at the high school, took part in her kids' sports, soap box races, she was a 4-H leader and in her later years she was a member of the Red Hat Society, Lake County Historical Society, and Woman's Catholic Church Guild. Being a Breast Cancer Survivor, she took part in Relay for Life events. She was happiest when she was surrounded by people, family, friends, and even strangers in need of a good meal, a warm hug, or a friend. She loved to gather loved ones, cook up a feast and enjoy her family. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, Ann and Clifford Stark; brothers, Laurell, Neland, and Marlin Stark; sister, Dodie Whitecotton; husbands, Gordon S. Nutt, Doc Carden, and Pete Nutt; sons, Gordon A. Nutt and Delaney Nutt; daughters, Gerri Bauer and Bunny Nawrocki; and, granddaughters, Elizabeth Bybee and Carrie Ann Nutt. This wonderful woman is survived by daughters, Sherry (Monty) Rodgers, Diana (Johnny) Ashley, Rita (Terry) Stacy, LaDonna (Dan) Curtis, and Annie Daskum; sons, Donovan (Marilyn) Nutt, Donald (Debbie) Nutt, David (Dale) Carden, Tony Carden, Michael Carden, Gary (Ann) Nutt, and Ronnie Nutt; sisters, Donnie (Don) Mercer, Marlene (Roger) Wickum, Luana (Rich) Cook, Nornell Souheaver and Wanda Stark. She was blessed with 42 grandchildren; over 50 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews, friends and loved ones too numerous to count. She was Strength, she was Faith and she was Love. She will be forever missed. The Celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Chapel of the Lakes, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport. Reception immediately following at the Lakeport Senior Center, 527 Konocti Ave. Her final resting place is Hartley Cemetery. For further information call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary at 263-0357 or 994-5611 or visit us at www.chapelofthelakes.com Please share your memories by signing the guest book at www.legacy.com
Published in Lake County Record-Bee from Apr. 6 to Apr. 12, 2013
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