Dorothy Marjorie Halphen Kolb
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A loving sister and aunt and a longtime resident of Baton Rouge, she died early Sunday morning, June 3, 2007, at her home. She was born in Omaha, Texas, on March 19, 1917, and was a former resident of Kaplan. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., on Tuesday, June 5, was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting at First United Methodist Church on Wednesday was from 2 p.m. until service at 3 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Chris Andrews. Interment was in Greenoaks Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allison R. Kolb; and parents, Walton Felix Halphen and Zepher Wood Halphen. Survived by her sister, Shirley H. Bergeron and her husband, Ruffin L. "R.L." Bergeron, New Roads; devoted nephew, Feltus Barrow Leake III and his wife, Susan Parry Leake, Baton Rouge; sister-in-law, Virginia Smith Wallace and her husband, Stanley Wallace, Houston, Ark.; brother-in-law, William J. Whitney, Baton Rouge; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a graduate of LSU, having received bachelor's degrees in art and music. She taught music at Kaplan High School and was a private music teacher. She was a life member of the Baton Rouge Opera Guild, serving as president from 1978 to 1980, an active member of the Music Club of Baton Rouge, and past president of the Philharmonic Music Club. She was a life member of the Woman's Club, member of Chapter AC of P.E.O. and Baton Rouge D.A.R. and a past member of the Ladies of the Bal Masque and Frolickers Dance Club. She was a charter member of the Louisiana Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi sorority and received a Pi Beta Phi Alumna Distinction Award. She was also a member of Sigma Alpha Iota honor society, Phi Kappa Phi and Mu Sigma Rho. She loved music and actively supported the education and development of LSU music and voice students. Our heartfelt appreciation to those who cared for her, Dorothy Stewart, Donna Layton, Elizabeth Trask, Janice Saxton and Jeanetta Beaulieu. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Baton Rouge Opera Guild Inc., 2338 Kleinert Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70806 or First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

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Published in The Advocate from Jun. 4 to Jun. 8, 2007.
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June 18, 2007
Aunt Dotty was always cheerful even in her last days. I will always remember her kindness and generosity toward me and my family.
She was a great lady.

Love, Allyson
Allyson Forman
June 8, 2007
Barrow and Susan, My sympathies to both of you. Your trials have been many; please let your happy memories bring you comfort. God Bless.
Betsy Hooper
June 7, 2007
The Sigma Phi chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota at LSU would like to send our condolences to the family of our dear sister. Her contributions to music will never be forgotten. You are in our prayers.
Sigma Phi
June 7, 2007
We will always remember Dorothy as a kind and gracious lady. To her immediate family- May you feel God's presence and know His great love for you, because He too shares in your sorrow.
Stan and Virginia Wallace
June 6, 2007
All of us here in Kaplan are saddened to learn of the death of a beloved, former Kaplanite. Our deepest sympathy to Shirley and family. Henri Deshotels & families
Henri Deshotels
June 5, 2007
As I remember Aunt Dottie, she always had the appearance of being happy. She inspired me with her well kempt hair and attire. Her music talent was one I admired greatly. When in her home, she always wanted her guests to be comfortable while in her presence. She was such a fine person. I send my condolences to those of her immediate family, and pray God's love to surely bring comfort.
Geneva Diane Baker Cornwell
June 5, 2007
My mother and father considered Dottie and Allison their cherished friends. Our entire family sends our love and condolences to Shirley, Barrow and other family members during this difficult time.
Mary Katherine Paine's daughter, Bea
Bea Paine Castricone
June 5, 2007
Aunt Dottie, along with Uncle Allison, were always so generous with their nieces and nephews. I have always cherished childhood memories of all the relatives at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and/or an Easter egg hunt spent on the Hoo Shoo Too Road property and elsewhere. She was a talented and thoughtful woman who I'm sure will be missed by many.
June 5, 2007
I'm sad to hear of Aunt Dottie's passing. My fondest memory of her was the interaction we had when I rebuilt her beautiful grand piano and our conversations over lunches she would fix me when I came to tune it every year until I moved to Colorado. She was very kind with a life-long passion for music which always will be an inspiration to me.
Warren Baker
June 4, 2007
June 4, 2007
My deepest sympathies. I have such fond memories of Mrs. Kolb, and as a young child, of Mr. Kolb.
Terri Salter
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