DOROTHY JEAN (BOYKIN) BALES Our beautiful, precious mother and grandmother Dorothy Bales, born October 11, 1944 to Lester and Dorothy Boykin in Dallas, Texas went to be with her heavenly father November 4, 2013. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband John, her mother Dorothy, and her sister Julie. She is survived by her father Lester, a daughter Kristin and son-in-law Bryan, grandsons Brady, Carson, Tanner , and Gavin, a son Thomas and daughter-in-law Cristina, granddaughter Sabrina and grandsons Joshua, Dylan, and Caleb as well as extended family and many wonderful friends and colleagues. Dorothy grew up in Houston, Texas and raised her family in Katy, Texas. She moved to New Mexico after the death of her husband to continue pursuing her education in psychology and counseling. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the College of Santa Fe and was currently involved in research to complete her Doctoral thesis at Capella University. Her passions include her grandchildren who she loved beyond measure, reading, cooking and spending time in the New Mexico landscape which she fell in love with after her first visit there. She loved learning and laughing, cherished her friendships, and made it a habit to help others. Services for Dorothy will be held Monday November 11, 2013 at Berardinelli Family Funeral Home in Santa Fe with a visitation at 1:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted to establish the Dorothy Jean Boykin Bales Memorial Scholarship to be given to a deserving student pursuing a degree in education or psychology. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900