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DOROTHY EVALYN STANLEY
March 20, 1920 - March 3, 2017
Long time Corona resident, Dorothy Evalyn Stanley has passed away at the age of 97. She and her husband, Don Stanley, moved to Corona in 1961, after retiring from the Navy. They made Corona their home for 38 years, establishing the Corona Car Wash, the Corona Laundromat, Gulf Gas Station on 6th Street and Don Stanley Real Estate. Dottie was a member of the Women's Improvement Club of Corona, the Republican Club, served as wedding coordinator for the First Baptist Church and worked with her husband in the real estate office. She also supported her husband in many fund-raisers for the Masonic Lodge. Dorothy was born in Melvern, Kansas and was the middle sister of three daughters born to Louie and Veda Kramer. She was raised on the family farm where she worked at her father's side running the farm. She attended Emporia Teacher's College after which she was called to Washington D.C. to work in the Pentagon during WWII. After the war, she moved to Los Angeles and married the love of her life, Donald Engle Stanley, an officer in the Navy. Their tour of duty in the navy took them to many new locations around the United States and the Pacific, each bringing new adventures into their life. They settled in Corona after 27 years in the Navy and were very active in new developments happening in the "Circle City". They had many close friends and business associates and were active Angel baseball fans. In 1992, Don passed away and Dottie eventually moved to Pleasanton, Ca., to be closer to her daughter. She is survived by her daughter, De Ann (Jerry) Hemming; and grandchildren Amanda (David) Niederhauser, Jeffrey (Megan) Hemming, Melinda (Michael) Hauck, Kyle Hemming. She was preceded in death by her stepson, Don Stanley, Jr. and grandson Donald Engle Stanley, III. Also survived by daughters-in-law Dorothy Bartman of Hemet and Pat Stanley of Riverside; and grandchildren Debbie (Bill) Lemon of Idaho, Denise Fischel of Oklahoma, and Diana (Eric) Spain of Corona. She was blessed with many loved great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Dorothy loved her family and friends and was a beautiful example of kindness and thoughtfulness and shared those attributes with all she met. Her sweet spirit and strong faith in God will be greatly missed. Her funeral will be held in Corona, California at the LDS Chapel on Ontario Avenue, March 20, viewing 10:30 am, funeral 11:00 am. She will be buried at the Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Humanitarian Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LDS Humanitarian Services, 1450 North University Avenue, Provo, Utah 84604/Donate online at donate.lds.org
Published in Press-Enterprise from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2017
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