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Dorothy V. Nelson Ayers
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Birth: May 5, 1918
Colorado, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 2010
Delta County
Colorado, USA

Dorothy Verlie Ayers
May 5, 1918 ~ Oct. 24, 2010

ECKERT - Dorothy Verlie Ayers passed away on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at the Delta County Memorial Hospital after a very short illness. She was 92 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel, 682 1725 Road, Delta, CO 81416 with Daren Boyd, her grandson, officiating. Interment will follow at the Eckert Cemetery, Eckert Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P. O. Box 24 Delta, CO 81416.

Dorothy Verlee Nelson was born on May 5, 1918 at Crowley, Colo. to Albert I. and Bertha Louise (Barto) Nelson. Dorothy spent her childhood in Manzanola, Colo. and graduated from Manzanola High School with the class of 1936.

On Oct. 31, 1936, Dorothy married Clint N. Ayers in Pueblo, Colo. and to this union three children were born. They celebrated 61 years of marriage before Clint passed away on April 15, 1998 at Eckert, Colo.

The Ayers family lived in Montrose from 1947 to 1989 where Clint was engaged in farming and ranching. They moved to Eckert in 1989, where Dorothy made her home for the rest of her life.

Dorothy was a member of Elberta Rebekah Lodge No. 106 in Eckert, the North Mesa Club and Good Neighbor club.

Dorothy loved to be with her family and really liked being around her grandchildren and spending time with them. She liked traveling, fishing and camping and dancing; in fact she loved to go dancing every Saturday night. She liked to work in her garden, crocheting and sewing. She wrote poetry; she also did her own version of rap. She loved the Rockies and was an avid fan.

Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Norma Jean Conner of Montrose and Judy Verlee Davies and Michael Carroll of Austin, Colo.; two brothers, Donald Nelson and his wife, Ruth, of Mesa, Ariz. and Randall Nelson and his wife, Jane, of Gilbert, Ariz.; a sister, Lois Ann Silva and her husband, John, of Stuart, Fla. She is furthered survived by 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous great great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Betty; and her parents.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

Montrose Daily Press, The (CO)
Date: October 27, 2010 
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  Clint N Ayers (1914 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship
Eckert Cemetery
Delta County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Carol Moore
Record added: Mar 26, 2011
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Dorothy V. <i>Nelson</i> Ayers
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 Added: Mar. 26, 2011

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