Dorothy Louise Grimes
1949 - 2020
In memory of Dorothy Louise Grimes.
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Oct. 23, 2021.
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I was so very saddened to learn of Dottie's passing. She was my late wife's hairdresser for more than 45 years. Linda started with Dottie in Clairemont and followed her to the various locations in the Hillcrest area. They became good friends, as I'm sure Dottie did with all her longtime clients. Over the many hours they were together, Linda shared much about our family with Dottie. So, I'm sure Dottie knew more about me than I did her. Whenever I would see her, it was like we were old friends. I called her a couple times after Linda died, and she seemed happy to talk to me. I am grateful for Dottie's life and will miss her.
Fred Kramer
November 30, 2020
I met Dottie over 40 years ago. When we met, we both worked on Convoy St. She did my hair and I did her nails. We became good friends and shared many experiences. We eventually worked together in a salon in Hillcrest.
Dottie was always a “lady” in both her appearance and the way she carried herself. I could always count on Dottie to tell me the the truth (In a kind way) when I asked her something. Dottie had a real gift of being able to communicate sincerely from her heart and making everyone she met feel comfortable and loved.
I remember Dottie had a Birthday Book. She managed to take the time to call people on their special day and remind them she thought about them and cared.
Though I no longer live in San Diego, we still kept in touch. I could always count on her to remind me when the New Moon would be.
I will be forever grateful for the many ways Dottie enriched my life.
Mary (Welsch) Metz
November 28, 2020
Dottie was a wonderful and caring sweetheart. I new her in high school and reconnected with her when another classmate of ours passed, Michael Williams. She came to his memorial. She said Mike was a good friend all through high school. She came to our class of 1968 Madison High School reunion. It was really great to reconnect with her. She will be missed.
Pat Bruner
November 11, 2020
Dottie was a lovely and fun loving lady with a sharp wit. I'm so glad to have been in her life even for a short time. She loved our dogs and us so much, possibly in that order too. We will miss her terribly.
Denyse J.
October 28, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear this. I hadn't talked to Dottie in the last year but have great memories of her as a friend. Dottie started cutting my Mom's hair (Marty Fogle) while Dottie was still in beauty school in PB. My Mom and Dottie were very close friends. Dottie used to come to the house and do our make up and hair when we went to proms. I'll find some pictures and share them.

Jon, I would love to speak with you when you're available.

Kim (Fogle) Mahaffey
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Kim Mahaffey
October 27, 2020
I met Dottie when she was still a student in the Great Haircut Place. She was my go-to hair cutter at Upper Cut and Hillcrest. , and when I lived out of the state would always managed to see her - the best haircutter and pal ever! My son Alan saw her as well, and she was so faithful that she took time off to come to his memorial - which made me cry even harder.... Once the electricity went off when I was at an evening appointment . I moved my car to aim headlights into the shop, she gathered supplies and took me to her mother's house to complete the task! So we shared laughs and life stories as well. Now I know why my phone call to her last month went unreturned. I needed a Great Haircut. So sorry for your, our loss.
Christa Jewett Stahl
October 27, 2020
Very sorry to hear about Dottie's passing. She was a pretty good friend of my sister Mollie Brown. I remember her from Madison High School and she was a very nice person.
Jean Brown
October 26, 2020
I was fortunate to work with and know Dottie for over 20 years. She will be missed at work for sure. Dottie had a great smile that lit up the room. She had a big heart of gold who helped many people. Dottie was an angel walking on this earth & i know she’s watching over many of us.
stan Bloomfield
October 26, 2020
Oh, how sad I’ve been since reading the heartfelt obituary today.
I send condolences to all who loved her.

I, too, will miss her deeply, her conversation, the stories of those birds who knew her and seemed happy, sassy even, when she house-sat where they lived..

The cardinal pictures she had on the mirror and how she made my hair look better than I ever could. The ambiance, plants and the candy by the door at the salon.

Sue Quinn
October 25, 2020
My sister was a Stylist with a long list of certifications. Getting our start in Point Loma I have fond memories of her in a crib and beyond. The folks moved and we went to schools in North and East Clairemont. In those big-hair era's Dottie would pack up her tools and work on the neighbor's 'heads'. Her super-power was getting close to people. As I go through her possessions I find photos, notes, cards and letters she saved going back to people we grew up with that she remained in contact with. A footnote: the above photo is Dottie at 16 months.
Jon Grimes
October 25, 2020
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