I just wanted to let you all know...
Our dear, sweet Aunt Dot passed away this morning.
She was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of August.
It just seemed to happen so fast.
Her suffering was short.
She passed away in her own home while being cared for by my wonderful Aunt.
(Celebrating her 101 birthday on August 9th.)
I will miss her
We will all miss her
She was so loved
Our most prized family possession
Our dear, sweet Aunt Dot
Thank you dear readers for all your wonderful Aunt Dot comments over the years and for allowing me to share her with you. She was something special.
Aunt Dot's Obituary
Aunt Dot's Obituary
Dorothy M. DeVine, 101, died peacefully at her home on August 22, 2012. She was born August 9, 1911, in Dayton Ohio, The daughter of the late Daniel C. and Helen (Hochwalt) DeVine. When she was 3, her family moved to York, where she graduated from St. Rose of Lima grade School. She also graduated from St. Joseph Academy in McSherrystown, and Thompson's school of business. While working as a legal secretary, she and her sister purchased a 65 acre farm. They were later joined by their brothers Edward and George, and started a poultry, egg and feed business during the depression. Upon retiring from farming in the 1960's, she worked as a bookkeeper for Lerew Ford in East Berlin. Dorothy, her sister Catherine, and Edward retired to New Oxford where she pursued her love of gardening, designing and crafting hooked rugs, baking, and walking to daily mass at church. Dorothy will be greatly missed by her family, along with those who were touched by her loving and giving spirit. She is survived by two brothers, John DeVine of State College and James DeVine of Lansdale; five nieces; one nephew; nine great-nieces; three great-nephews; six great-great-nieces; and three great-great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Catherine DeVine; two brothers, Edward DeVine, George DeVine; and a nephew, James DeVine. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 27, 2012, at 10 a.m.