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Dorothy Jean Walls

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DOROTHY JEAN WALLS Dorothy passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 21, 2012 at the age of 88. She is survived by her brothers Jack Bourbonnais of Riverside, CA and Lloyd Bourbonnais of Boise, Idaho. Her sisters Bernadette and Ruth and brothers Al and Marvin preceded her in death. Dorothy was born at Riverside Community Hospital, the fifth child in a family of 7 on September 5, 1924. She spent her childhood in Hemet, attended Hemet High School and later met and married her first husband, William "Bill" Lanier there. The couple had two children, Barry and Susan, and settled in Quartz Hill, CA near Bill's work. Dorothy became a widow shortly thereafter and moved with her children to Riverside where she later met and married Marion Walls. Marion was also a widower with two children, Deborah and Sharon. Dorothy was a loving mother and a loyal friend to many. She was active in the Riverside community, was President of Christian Women's Club and a member of Bethel Chapel, Riverside Baptist Church and Harvest Christian Fellowship. She was preceded in death by her first husband William D. Lanier and by her second husband Marion B. Walls. She is survived by her son Barry Lanier of Hemet and daughters Susan Lanier of Los Angeles, Deborah MacDonald of Moreno Valley, and Sharon Linares of Riverside; grand-daughters, Darcy Clark of Rancho Mirage, Tara Lequire and Hayley McDonald of Moreno Valley and 7 great-grandchildren along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Dorothy will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Services will take place 12/29/12 at 1:00pm at Bethel Chapel, 8045 California Avenue, Riverside. Reception will follow. Arrangements under the direction of Preston and Simons Mortuary, (951)683-7410
Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 26, 2012
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