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Dorothy Susan Fick Dibos
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Birth: Oct. 21, 1901
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1989
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Born in Minneapolis October 21, 1901, the second child of Matthew and Caroline (Fredericks) Fick. Sister of Aloys, Helen and Margueriete, all of whom predeceased her.

Graduated from Mpls. Central High School in 1917 at the age of 15. She was the youngest student at that time to graduate and may still hold that record.

Worked for Regan Brothers Bakery (Holsum Bread) as a chemist.

Dorothy and Ed knew each other since birth, as their mothers were friends. They were married on May 28, 1932 and were married 57 years at the time of her death.

She was a life member of St. Joseph's Parish in North Mpls. until moving to Pheonix. There she joined St. Theresa's.

She never drove a car, and flew in a plane but once in her life. That was in about 1926 when she was in Winona visiting her brother and sister in law. She was taken on a flight by Max Conrad, one of the pioneers in aviation.

To the very end Dorothy believed in the ethic of hard work. Her life revolved around many of the old adages, such as "Cleanliness is next to Godliness", "A stitch in time save nine", "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" etc, and she quoted these quite often in raising her family.

She loved music and could play the piano quite well. One of her prized possessions was the Conover grand piano which she bought herself before her marriage and kept until she moved to Arizona in 1968. Another of her favorite hobbies was gardening.

From 1968 through 1985, winters were spent in Phoenix and summers in Minneapolis. Poor health prevented her from coming back again. She was cared for at home by Ed until the last three months of her life, when she had to be placed in a nursing home. She died the morning of August 19, the date of her sister Helen's birthday, in the presence of her husband. Health problems plagued her most of her life, yet she managed somehow to endure 87 years and 10 months, sustained for the most part by the love she held for her husband and the loving care he provided for her. 
 
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 Parents:
  Mathew Fick (1863 - 1945)
  Caroline Fredericks Fick (1870 - 1956)
 
 Spouse:
  Edwin John Dibos (1904 - 2009)
 
 Children:
  Donald Dibos (1937 - 2010)*
 
 Sibling:
  Dorothy Susan Fick Dibos (1901 - 1989)
  Helen T Fick Johnson (1907 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Francis Cemetery
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: MaryT
Record added: Dec 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102683700
Dorothy Susan <i>Fick</i> Dibos
Added by: MaryT
 
Dorothy Susan <i>Fick</i> Dibos
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- MaryT
 Added: Dec. 26, 2013

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Sep. 3, 2013
 
 
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