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Dorothy Irene (Moore) Dancer Obituary

The Wind Beneath My Wings

Dorothy Irene (Moore) Dancer passed away on Monday, September 29, 2014, at Yuba City, California. She was born March 29, 1919 in Glen Rock, Wyoming. She was daughter of George Grover and Corie (Hood) Moore. Her family moved to Temple City where her father built their home. She was blessed with two sisters, Marian La Vora (Moore) Cootz and Lucille Moore, and a brother, Lt. Colonel George Eugene Moore; all of whom are deceased. She leaves behind a son, Donn Dancer; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, as well as, three nieces, two nephews and five grandnephews. Her sister-in-law, Jean L. Moore, also survives her.

Dorothy attended grammar school in Temple City, California. While at Pasadena Junior College, she majored in child development and psychology. In her early years, she played piano accompanied by her father. Later, she was a member of the Little Symphony Orchestra of East Los Angeles where she played bass viol. She also performed in opera productions with the East Los Angeles Light Opera Group. She enjoyed sports activities such as swimming, basketball and volleyball.

Dorothy worked for Pacific Telephone from 1946 to 1972. Starting as an operator, she quickly advanced to service center supervisor in the plant department. While working at the telephone company, she met her husband, Don, to whom she was married for 59 years before his passing in 2006.

Her great joys were her hobbies, traveling and her two dogs, Cisco and Duquessa. In 1952, she obtained her pilot's license. She was also a member of the Ninety-Nines Flying Club (an organization founded by Amelia Earhart). Over the years, she and her husband traveled by motor home across the country and into Mexico. One of Dottie's early flights was to Site 6, now Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She and Don continued to fly their Luscombe C-85 throughout the West Coast and Southwestern states, returning often to the Lake Havasu City area. After retiring from the phone company, they spent the next 25 years traveling in their motor home, where they would winter in the southwestern deserts and spend summers in the Midwest.

There will be no memorial services. The family suggests memorials be sent to: St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, South Dakota 57326 (www.stjo.org) or the Yuba County Animal Shelter, 5245 Feather River Boulevard, Marysville, California 95961.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Oct. 5, 2014
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