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Dorothea (Dottie) Kelly


1934 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Dorothea (Dottie) Kelly Obituary
DOROTHEA (DOTTIE) KELLY October 25, 1934-October 11, 2017 Born Dorothea D Powell in Woodland, Ca, passed away on October 11 at the age of 82. Known to many as Dottie she has resided in Butte County for over 20 years, living in both cities of Paradise and Oroville. With her of love of music and dance, she joined the Paradise Dance Club where she made many friends and became their treasurer helping to arrange the dances. She is survived by her brothers William McMinn of Houston, TX and Michael McMinn of Olympia, WA; her children Sharon Cozzi of Stockton, CA, Ronald Cozzi of Stockton, CA, Karen Forte of Hayward, CA, Patricia Cornelius of Longview, WA and Laurie Pepitone of Torrance, CA; her grandchildren Michael, Steven, Ronda, Billy, Heather, Jennifer, Danny, Jimmy, Kenny, Bryan, Jason and Cody; and many great-grandchildren. She was loved by many over the years and many friends of the family called her Mom and Grandma Dot. She will be truly missed and will remain in many hearts forever. Her greatest love of life was always the children. Being Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader, 4-H cooking leader, teaching cake decorating and donating time in the school library and every school activity were just a few of the ways she shared her time with others. She was there for events-football games, soccer games, swim meets, ice skating competitions, horse shows, baseball games, Tae Kwon Do tests and many more. Always a part of her children's and grandchildren's lives and always giving of herself. Dottie also has worked many years in the Bay Area at such companies as Chevrolet, Montgomery Wards and Mervyn's until she retired from supervising their accounting department. Services will be held in Chico, Ca at Affordable Mortuary. Date and time pending. Please check with mortuary at (530) 893-4292 or online at www.affordablemortuary.net. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. Jude's Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
Published in Paradise Post from Oct. 14 to Oct. 17, 2017
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