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Dorothy Messer


1929 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Dorothy Messer Obituary
DOROTHY V MESSER Dorothy V Messer, 84, beloved mother, gramma, granny & friend, passed away Jan. 14, 2014 in Chico, CA. She was born Mar. 5th , 1929 in San Jose, CA to John & Catherine Snow. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in San Jose, CA. She married Joe Messer, April 30th, 1949. They resided mainly in San Jose and Petaluma, before moving to Chico 24 years ago. Dorothy worked at the Maritime Administration in San Francisco, and for Social Security in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, where she retired. She was a member of, and attended Our Divine Savior Catholic Church. She was a member of Catholic Daughters, Red Hatters, Lady Elks, the Eagles, Paradise Moose and was a 4-H Community and Project Leader in Sonoma County. Dorothy was a hard, conscientious worker and was always helping others. She will be missed by so many. She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Joe Messer, and her mother Catherine Snow Mello and her husband John Snow. Survivors include Candy (her constant compan-ion, dog); son Pat (Cindy) Messer of Cottonwood, CA; daughters: Kathy (John) Stevens of Grand Junction, CO; Eileen (Joe) Aggi of Chico, CA. Grandchildren: Tom & John Messer of Tahoe, CA; Jess (Melissa) Aggi of Chico, CA; Sammi (Bob) Bessert of Loma, CO; Mindi Stevens of Grand Junction, CO. Great-Grandchildren: Kade & Keane Bessert of Loma, CO, as well as many close friends. On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, a Rosary will be held at 10:00 am followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:30 at Our Divine Savior Catholic Church. Commital service will follow at Glen Oaks Memorial Park. Rest in peace, Mom. We love you. Condolences may be sent on line at bidwellchapel.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, 2014
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