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In Memory

Dorothy W. Dolan, retired 30-year employee, died from cancer Sept. 14

September 18, 2009

Dorothy W. Dolan, 79, of Fort Collins, passed away from cancer at Pathways Hospice in Loveland on Sept. 14.

Dorothy was born on Dec. 16, 1929, in Trinidad, to William and Laura Collins. She was raised in Denver and graduated from North High School and Barnes Business College. She married Edward H. Dolan in 1951; they later divorced.

30-year university employee, retired in 1998

Dorothy was employed by the state of Colorado for 40 years, the last 30 of those at Colorado State University. She retired in 1998.

She never failed to put together fabulous birthday celebrations for her children, their spouses and her grandchildren. She loved to ride her bicycle around the neighborhood. She also loved music and dining out with friends.

Dorothy was a charter member of Fellowship Bible Church under the leadership of Pastor Roy Knuteson. She most recently attended Front Range Baptist Church. Her Christian faith was paramount in her life and sustained her through the very end. Dorothy will be remembered for her friendly and enthusiastic spirit, sense of humor, and remarkable generosity. She will be deeply missed, but we are comforted by the knowledge that she is no longer in pain, and with her Lord Jesus.

Dorothy is survived by three children, Colleen (James) Fullbright of Fort Collins, Edward (Sandra) Dolan of Greeley, and Nancy Fujiwara of Fort Collins; five grandchildren, Vanessa Derrington of Fort Collins, John-Paul Gomez of Luxembourg; Luke Dolan of Arizona, Sean Fujiwara of California, and Jasmine Fujiwara of Fort Collins. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Zoe, Kayleigh and Brandon Derrington of Fort Collins, Jenny Marie Gomez of Luxembourg; and a sister, Ruth Reeser of Loveland.

Funeral service Sept. 19

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, at Bohlender Funeral Chapel. A Graveside Service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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