Dorothy Jane (nee Ohlmacher) Watts Pelton, age 98, died peacefully of natural causes on July 17, 2021 at her home in Naples, Florida. Dorothy was born in Friendship, New York and was raised in Royal Oak Michigan where she married and raised her two children, Kathleen Louise (nee Watts) Calhoun and George William Watts Jr. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, James Louis Pelton, and one sister, Grace Hammond. Dorothy was a club championship golfer and enjoyed spending time at her homes at Higgins Lake, Michigan and at Naples, Florida. Family and golf were what mattered most to Dorothy and she is survived by her two children, three grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Dorothy's loving indomitable spirit will be sadly missed but will certainly live on in the annual Higgins Lake family reunions she enjoyed so much. The family wishes to thank the staff and administration at the Carlisle Naples for their flexibility, care and support. We are also indebted to the Avow Hospice service team, especially the nurses who ensured Dorothy's passing was one of comfort, peace, and dignity. Those wishing to make a donation in Dorothy's memory, we suggest Avow, 1205 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.
Published by Daily Tribune on Jul. 25, 2021.