CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa | Dorothy "Dottie" L. Dillon was cradled into our Lord's arms Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, surrounded by her family in Kingman, Ariz.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Fairfield Cemetery (Rock Branch) in Woodbury County, Iowa. Arrangements are with Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City, Neb.
Dorothy was born June 30, 1929, in Sioux City, to George Dale Manson and Millie Mae (Siefke) Manson. She graduated from Correctionville High School at 16.
She moved to Chicago and married Lee Dillon on July 3, 1947. Dorothy became stepmother to Daniel Lee Dillon. They had Barbara Lee, Gayle Michele and Cynthia Marie. While living in Illinois, she was a school secretary and assistant teacher.
The family moved to California, where Dorothy was a bookkeeper for their trucking company and for Rite-A-Way Trucking. Lee and Dorothy divorced, but remained friends.
Dorothy moved to Kingman, where she cared for Lee until his death in 1996. She cared for Cindy until her death in 2001.
Dorothy enjoyed life in Kingman with her friends, family and activities. She retired from Wells Fargo Bank and volunteered for the Kingman Police Department. She was a member of Moose Lodge 1704.
She loved crafting gifts for family and friends. She enjoyed bingo, the Copper Toppers playing cards and games, and the occasional trip to Laughlin, Nev., for her coconut shrimp dinners.
Survivors include her brother, James (Lillian) Manson of Iowa; daughters, Barbara Lee Dillon-Tucker and Gayle Michele Dillon-Hager (Michael) of California; grandchildren, Jerry (Diane) Tucker, Daniel (Belle) Hager, Robert Hager, Nicholas Hager and Michael Hager of California, and David Bock, Dennis Bock and Cori Bock-Thompson of Arizona; great-grandchildren, Cassidie and Christina of Arizona, and Zachary and Timothy of California; nieces, Jean and Christy of Iowa, and Suzy of Oklahoma; a nephew, Terry of Kansas; nieces in Kingman, Jean and Diane (Phil); and her ever-present pal, Charlie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Phyllis; stepson, Daniel; daughter, Cindy; and sons-in-law, Terry and Jerry.