|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1920|
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 2012|
Gladys V. (Dottie) Boyer, 91, peacefully went home on June 24, 2012.
Dottie, daughter of the late William H. and Mary Jane (Motter) Spangler, was born near Gettysburg, on September 12, 1920. Growing up on a farm near New Oxford, the youngest of eight siblings, she graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1938.
She married Arthur B. Clopper (since deceased) of York, in 1945. While in York, she was a homemaker, and spent 18 years with Field Enterprises Corp. selling World Book Encyclopedia; she was a District manager for eight years. At age 54, she returned to school to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a nurse, graduating as an LPN in 1976, then worked at Memorial Hospital in York. She was active in St. Mark's Lutheran Church in York. Inspired by her daughter Linda's (DOD 1956) disability, Dottie was a founding member and first president of the York Chapter of the Pennsylvania ARC. Dottie married W. Mylin Boyer of Lancaster in 1978.
She was active in Pearl St. United Methodist Church, serving as President of the Board of Trustees for some years.
She became famous for her home-made sauerkraut, which she began making for the church's annual pork and sauerkraut fund-raiser. Dottie was an accomplished seamstress, mechanical wizard, inveterate storyteller, avid gardener, excellent cook, and loved to feed people who visited her home.
Dottie is survived by two daughters; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; Carol J Bowman of Leola, her daughter, Amy J. Truett of New Holland; and her son, Jack R Truett III and wife Donna of Franklinton, N.C., and Jack's children, Tyler, Katelyn and Lauryn; Karen L. Semmelman and her husband Bernard Ortwein of Sanibel, Fla., and Boston, Mass., and her son, Steven M. Semmelman and his wife, Cari of St. Augustine, Fla., and their children Kiera and Allysa. Others include longtime companion Robert Eberly of Reading; close friend, William F. Hoffmeyer of York; and many beloved nieces and nephews, and their children and grandchildren.
A Celebration of Dottie's Life will be held on July 15 at 2 p.m. at Pearl Street United Methodist Church, 133 Pearl St., Lancaster.
Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery, York.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on June 28, 2012
Mount Rose Cemetery
Created by: Gloria Ehrhart Miller
Record added: Jun 27, 2012
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