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Dorthy Carley, 83, of El Centro passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 after a brief illness at ECRMC. She was born on May 23, 1937 in Mounds Oklahoma. Dorthy is survived by her 3 children, Michael Carter,Dawn Fankhauser and Lorie Bonnette; 4 grandchildren, 3 great- grandchildren. Services will be held on a later date.

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Published in Imperial Valley Press Online on Sep. 15, 2020.
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September 20, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Eunice Maddalena
September 17, 2020
One of the Most Beautiful person I have had the pleasure to know. RIP Dotty we will miss you.
Ella Marie Alloway
September 16, 2020

Dorthy ( aka Dotty) was a long time family friend & neighbor
from 1962. Dorthy was a dear heart of gold classy lady who never said “no” to a person in need of help or just a hug.
She was a single parent for many years to 3 beautiful children & was a female entrepreneur with her own bookkeeping business before it was trendy, but a means of survival. She was a gifted seamstress & gourmet cook,; always coming to our shared Granny’s rescue during holidays to make pies when Granny was not feeling up to the task. Dorthy fashioned my
lovely Vogue pattern wedding gown in 1968 in her “spare” time. Anyone who was lucky enough to know this rare spirit
will always carry her imprint on their heart. My sadness in her passing from this life is compounded by the fact that She was the last person to call me by my childhood endearment of “PJ” & that makes me weep at age 74.
Paula Rice
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