|Birth: ||Oct. 2, 1928|
|Death: ||May 20, 1993|
DOROTHY ANN HOFFMANN BLACK
Mrs. Dorothy Ann Hoffmann Black, 64, of Murphy, North Carolina and Tucson, Arizona died Thursday night, May 20, 1993 at the Tucson Veterans Hospital following a short battle with throat cancer.
She was born October 2, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the only child of the late John Frederick and Dorothy Ann Staughton Lynd Hoffmann. She was affectionately known as Dottie Ann to her family and friends. She was a direct descendant of Rev. Dr. William Staughton (1770-1829), a respected Baptist clergyman, educator, music composer, two term Chaplain of the US Senate, and the first president of Columbian College, now George Washington University.
She married Ian Carmichael Black, son of John Bruce and Dorothy Kathryn MacDonald Black, September 23, 1950 at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta. She wore an unconventional wedding dress of light blue, slipper satin, designed by Miss Emily. The dress was featured on the cover of the April, 1946 Mademoiselle magazine. Soon after their wedding, Ian was inducted into the US Army to fight in the Korean War.
Dottie Ann greatly enjoyed traveling, reading, oil painting, fishing, and camping. She was a talented photographer and naturalist who loved the Southwest passionately. She was also an amateur radio enthusiast and greatly enjoyed her children, grandchildren, and Shadow, the dog she and her husband adopted from an animal shelter in Montana. Another of Dottie Ann's favorite activities was shopping, which she called her "retail therapy." She was an excellent cook and her "Blueberry Chill" was one of the most requested and enjoyed desserts at family gatherings.
When she was diagnosed with cancer in Arizona in the spring of 1993, she wrote a letter to one of her sons, including what her initial reaction was to the diagnosis. She said that she had a real faith that she would win the battle and hoped to see everyone back in NC by mid-June at the latest. The rest of the letter was her usual vivid descriptions of her beloved Southwestern desert home, her now somewhat minimized activities, and her plans for returning to the North Carolina mountains. She ended the letter stating how beautiful she thought everything was as the Spring gave way to full-blown Summer. She was not indicating that she was fearful or felt cheated, but rather just a matter of fact attitude that life continued on. I will always remember the last letter she sent to me shortly before her death. In closing, she wrote that she wanted to thank me for being a good daughter. I was so touched by her not referring to me as a daughter-in-law and loved her all the more for writing those kind and heartfelt words.
Dottie Ann is survived by her husband Ian; sons Gordon Carmichael Black of Telluride, CO; Donald Bruce Black and his wife Brenda of Marble, NC; Kenneth Euan Frederick Black of Asheville, NC; and a daughter, Kathleen Black Brooke and her husband Marvin of Wellesley, MA; three grandchildren: Aaron Bruce Black of Robbinsville, NC; Kaitlin and Margaret Brooke of Wellesley, MA; two step-grandchildren: Kim Mosteller Tiger of Hayesville, NC; and Andrew Williamson Mosteller of Marble, NC.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Dorothy Ann Hoffmann Black was held in June, 1993 by her family and many friends at the home of her son Bruce in North Carolina.
John Frederick Hoffmann (1905 - 1965)
Dorothy Ann Staughton Lynd Hoffmann (1905 - 1959)
Ian Carmichael Black (1929 - 2009)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes mingled with those of her husband in 2009 and buried on family property.
Created by: Brenda
Record added: Feb 25, 2011
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