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Dorothy Jeannette Smith

March 14, 1925 ~ October 29, 2019 (age 94)


Dorothy Jeannette Dunn Smith, Born March 14, 1925 died October 29, 2019. She passed with a broken heart as she is preceded in death by the love of her life Robert (Bob) Smith who passes September 9, 2019. 

Dotty is the daughter of Mathew Alfanso Dunn and Mamie Adolif Munson Dunn ofSioux City, Iowa. She was the third child four beautiful daughters; Irma Donohue (deceased), Rogene Bernhard (deceased) and Shirley Hamiliton of Marin county. Dotty lived and worked in Sioux City until 1950. She and her sisters enjoyed the midwest life and supported each other through all of their adventures. They especially enjoyed the dances at the military training base in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. In 1948 she met a poised and classy man, her beloved husband Robert (Bob) Smith. They courted for three years and enjoyed each other’s families so much. Dotty had found memories of all of Bob’s six sisters, dances at the Tomba Ballroom and the Lake Side Ballroom, and Sunday family dinners including the best fried chicken, sweet corn and homemade ice cream. They married October 14, 1950. Their nearly 69 years of marriage was full of faith, family, travel and the blessing of a committed and loving union. Dotty is survived by daughters Patti Roberts (Owen) and Sue McCown (Bo Maisano) and sons Jeff Smith (Jean) and Mike Smith (Mona). She has ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren (and one more on the way) whom she adored and celebrated their successes and uniquenesses. She always had a compliment and encouragement for each of them. She will be dearly missed but always remembered by them and her many nephews and nieces. She and Bob moved to California soon after their marriage and resided in the bay area for a few years and then settled in Marin County. She enjoyed living near two of her sisters and as a result they were inseparable. The ‘Dunn Girls” were quite fun and always up for a cup of coffee and lots of stories, regardless of how many times they were shared. Dotty was devoted to her Catholic faith and prayed daily for her family and friends. She loved reading and all sports, especially tennis.  Her laugh and iconic one liners will be live on, such as ‘Fan it’,
“Been there, Done that’, and  “This too shall pass’. 

A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Modesto on November 22 at 12:00pm  interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or to Catholic Charities. 


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Funeral Mass
November 22, 2019

12:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church (Modesto)

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