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Dorotha Whalon

Posted 2017-02-17 by mhenderson
Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ
>>> Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 <<<

>>> 1926 — 2017 <<<

Dorotha grew up in Texas during the Great Depression. She lived and
worked most of her adult life in Southern California as a quality
control inspector for Litton Industries inspecting circuit boards
used in defense and household appliances.

She and her late husband Chuck Whalon moved to Lake Havasu in 1990
for retirement.

Dorotha enjoyed a quiet but satisfying retirement writing poems,
keeping her mind sharp with crossword puzzles, and occasional travel
and cruises. She cruised to Alaska and through the Panama Canal with
Chuck and then again with Beryl. She was a generous person who
shared with those in need without hesitation.

Dorotha is survived by her daughter Beryl Caterson, grandchildren
Kirk Brennan, Denee Scribner and Lena Holub, eight great-
grandchildren: Madeline Brennan, Joanna, Micah, Mikaela, Josiah,
Joshua, Ketsia and Joel Holub, sisters Nan Tewes and Sue Parker, and
numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorotha was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Her steady and witty presence will be missed more than words can
describe. One of her gifts was sending cards for special occasions
and making family members and friends feel loved and remembered.

Dorotha fought cancer for two years and was able to celebrate her
90th birthday with her family before peacefully passing.

“If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.”

Musings from Dorotha

Sometimes the day goes by
And nothing has been done
I wasn’t working or having fun
Wasn’t reading or paying bills
Or solving problems or curing ills
On those days, like a train
Words and lines run thru my brain
And arrange themselves in countless ways
Until some lines or clever phrase
Fall into thoughts I must convey
So for better or for worse
I finally have a finished verse
Sometimes silly, sometimes formal
And for a while I’m back to normal
Til the next time, that urge, perverse,
Bids me, write another verse.

Services were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.

Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the Whalon family at

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