Dorothy Ann Straley, 82, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed from this earth into eternal life on Friday, May 24, 2019. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Dorothy’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
On September 14, 1936, Dorothy was born in Florence, Alabama. Her family moved to New Mexico when she was three, where she lived the rest of her life. Dorothy spent a major portion of her life in Carrizozo, NM, where she went to school and raised a family.
Dorothy was the ultimate detail person, remembering everything about anything. She had a knack for numbers and affinity for reading, jigsaw puzzles, logic puzzles, and Sudoku. Her greatest love was her life partner, Lee. They married on September 19, 1954, and would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year. Together, they were a unit that did amazing things. Where Lee led, Dorothy supported and supplemented by keeping the books up-to-date and details straight. Their journey led them through many adventures and trials that strengthened them throughout the years.
A lifetime devout Presbyterian, Dorothy was a founding member of Ancho Community Presbyterian church and most recently, an active member of Westminister Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed serving at Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly. She was also a ruling elder, treasurer, and active member of the women’s groups.
SURVIVORS: Dorothy is survived by her husband. Lee; children: LeAnne Byrd and husband David, G.L.Straley and wife Brenda, and Phil Straley; grandchildren: Misty Straley, George Straley, Kristin House, Kent Straley, Dwight Byrd, Kylen Straley, Matthew Straley, McKenzie Straley; great-grandchildren: Dillon, Caden, Brooklyn, Karson, Ellie, Mason, Annabelle, John; and another great-granddaughter due in June.
PRECEDED: Dorothy had a special place in her heart for her granddaughter, Katharine, who proceeded her in death. Dorothy and Katharine are now enjoying their reunion in heaven.
SERVICES: A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church at a later date.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2801 W 4th, Roswell, NM.
Dorothy’s tribute was written by her family in her honor.