Dorothy I. Deming
Dorothy I. Deming, age
87, of Faribault, died on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at St. Lucas Care Center,
Funeral services will be held at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault, on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. with the Reverend David E. Brown officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be held for one half hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday.
Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
Dorothy, the daughter of Jay and Grace (Williams) Carman, was born on October 30, 1921 in Bradford, NY. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1939 and married her high school sweetheart, Elmer Deming in 1943.
After moving to Faribault with her family in 1957, Dorothy was employed as secretary to the superintendent of the elementary schools. Later in 1967, Dorothy worked at the Buckham Memorial Library as assistant librarian for 17 years, retiring in 1984.
Dorothy was very active in the Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, the Red Cross, Kiwanis Club, Order of the Eastern Star and received honorable mention as Senior Citizen of the year in 2000.
Dorothy was blessed with a long and happy life. She loved and enjoyed her family and friends and will be sadly missed.
Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Lorraine Deming of Faribault; a son, Gary (and Betty) Deming of Rosemount; three grandchildren, Carie (and Terry) Bauer, Scott Deming and Adam (and fiancée, Gail Bobholz) Deming; and three great granddaughters, Kelsey Bauer (and fiancé, Andrew Grambart), Amanda Bauer and Courtnee Bauer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer; and a brother, Clarence Carman.
I feel so fortunate to have been able to spend time with Dorothy while I worked at St. Lucas. I enjoyed her and cared for her deeply. I especially loved the moments when she and I would sit outside together and watch the birds while holding hands. She had such a kind soul: you could see it in her beautiful smile and sparkling blue eyes. I truely feel blessed to have gotten to know her, and Lorraine. May God bless all of you and bring you peace during this time.
Lorraine, I didnt know your mother but heard many great things about her..Dorothy is in a better place now, no more pain, no more nothing.. all the fun memories you and your family have of Dorothy will be with you all for a very long time.... You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...God Bless you....Teri
Dear Lorraine and Family, I am sending you my deepest sympathy. I will always remember her as a beautiful lady with a friendly smile for everyone. May all your wonderful memories of her see you through this difficult time. Your mother will always be there only now is a beautiful Angel looking down upon you. Love Pam
My most sincere sympathies to all of Dorothy's loved ones. I was blessed with the opportunity to work with Dorothy at the library for about six years and even after we moved away from Faribault, we exchanged notes and Christmas cards. She was a kind, lovely woman with a great sense of humor and fun and her family meant the world to her. God's blessings and peace be with all of you. Eatth's loss is Heaven's gain.
My deepest sympathies go to you. Dorothy will always be remember by me as she and your dad stood up with my parents, Helen and Ira Lockwood, when they were married in 1944. Dorothy was a wonderful lady. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Lorraine, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Your mom was such a sweet lady and that smile was beautiful. You were so lucky to have had her and all the special times you spent together will be wonderful memories for the rest of your life. You two had such a special bond which is so rare. I am so sorry I can't be with you at this time but you know I will be thinking of you, Carie & Terry, Kelsey, Mandi and Courtney. May God Bless you all. There's a new beautiful angel up in heaven named Dorothy. Love to you all, Lynn