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Dorothy I. Goering

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Dorothy I. Goering Obituary

Dorothy Irene (Dicken) Goering went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on the afternoon of May 4th, 2016, at her daughter's home, west of Tularosa. She was surrounded by the ones who loved her.

Dorothy was born in Torrington, Wyo., on Feb. 9, 1931, to Isham and Minnie Dicken. She was the fifth child of nine children: Marion, Hank, Leslie, Rosemary, Oliver, Adeline, Shirley and David. All have preceded her in death except Adeline McAllister and husband Joe Bill of Arlington, Texas who said Dorothy was her Daddy's favorite.

Dorothy grew up on the Dicken Homestead and family farm outside Torrington, attending school in town. Her sisters Rosemary and Adeline would admire dresses in shop windows or in magazines. Dorothy would get the material, modify an old pattern and sew them beautiful dresses that her sisters adored. Dorothy, her teachers and parents had planned for her to attend college, majoring in Home Economics after high school. That all changed when after school one day she went with a friend named Norma whose brother Glenn was in the hospital from a motorcycle accident. Dorothy met Glenn and as soon as Glenn was out of the hospital, they started dating.

Glenn and Dorothy were married Sept. 15th, 1948. They had five children: Son, Garry and (wife Linda: passed away in Dec. 2015) of Clarksville, Tenn. Two grandsons: Edwin and Glenn Goering. Three great grandsons: Timothy, Benjamin and Theodore Goering.
Daughter, Vickie Pscheid and husband Frank of West Bend, Wis. Two grandchildren: Elizabeth and Isham, both deceased.
Daughter, Linda Zielh and husband Mike of Tularosa, N.M. Granddaughter: Angela Nowell and husband Justin of Tularosa, N.M. Grandson: Nick Vendetti and wife Wendy of Farmington, N.M. Five great granddaughters: Aralia, Raechel (deceased), Breanna, Mila, Cloie, and great grandson, Nicolas Vendetti.

Daughter, Tonia, at 18 years old was killed in an automobile accident in 1976.

Daughter, Sandra Hillard and husband David of Iowa Park, Texas. Two granddaughters: Jessie and Leslie Hillard.
Granddaughter: Carrie West and husband Jeremy of Farmington, N.M. Two great granddaughters: Jadie and Preslie West.
Grandson: Isham Casey Evans of Wichita Falls, Texas. Two great grandsons: Hayden and Asa Evans.

In 1955, Dorothy and Glenn moved from Torrington to Farmington. They built a home and raised their five children and enjoyed their grandchildren. She worked at Contact Inc. for over 25 years as a Radio Dispatch Operator and then Supervisor. When their daughter was killed in 1976, they searched and found their Lord and Savior together. They were baptized and became active members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Farmington. She later worked alongside with Glenn selling insurance. After retirement, they would spend from October until April in San Carlos, Mexico visiting with her late sister Rosemary and her husband Bus Petch and enjoying friends they had made down there.

They were also in a motorcycle club called the Goldwing Road Rider Association, even though they had a Harley. The clubs motto was: "Eat to Ride, Ride to Eat". Her friend and co-worker Marge Barr from Contact said Dorothy made many a meal for the Club. Dorothy also stayed busy with her hobbies of sewing, quilting, crocheting, ceramics, cooking and gardening. She also taught cooking classes for diabetics. When asked, why she still grew such a big garden after her children were grown and gone? Her answer: "Well it's good therapy".

Her beloved husband of 56 years, Glenn, passed away in May of 2004. She decided to move to Tularosa, N.M., and live with her daughter, Linda and husband Mike on their 20 acre farm. She attended the Senior Center daily and made many friends. In 2006, Dorothy moved into her beautiful apartment at Las Ventanas in Alamogordo, N.M. She enjoyed growing her lovely flowers and plants in the solarium in her home. She cherished the times her daughter Sandra, granddaughter Carrie and grandson Nick would bring their kids and play in the pool. She made countless friends with neighbors, the Senior Center of Alamogordo where she went almost daily and at the SDA Church of Alamogordo. She loved cooking for her friends at her home and in church.

Dorothy became ill in 2012 and could no longer live by herself so, she moved back in with her daughter Linda. In Sept. 2014, Dorothy moved to Betty Dare's loving care. She liked to read almost everything, often reading aloud to her daughter Linda of the Lord's miracles or what to see in New Mexico while eating popcorn after Linda got off work, or get an ice cream and go for a drive in the mountains with her little pal Bobby on her lap.

Dorothy was a (classy) beautiful woman who took pride in her appearance, always making sure her hair was in place and lipstick applied before leaving her room for meals, appointments or just sitting in the TV room.

Dorothy asked that she be cremated and taken to her daughter's farm to be by her husband Glenn. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The Goering family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.
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A special thanks from the family goes to the nurses, care givers, and staff at Betty Dare, Dr. Claudio Perez, ICU nursing staff, 400 hall nursing staff at GCRMC and Erva and Nancy at Alamogordo Hospice.

For those desiring, the family suggest memorial contributions be made in Dorothy's name to:
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare
3101 N Florida Ave. Alamogordo, NM 88310 575-434-0033 Or
Alamogordo Hospice
1859 Indian Wells Rd. Alamogordo, NM 88310 575-437-3500
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 15 to June 14, 2016
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