Former long time Moab resident, Dorothy C. Severns, 89, passed away Nov. 29, 2012 at her home in Grand Junction, Colo..
Dorothy was born in Shidler, Ok, on July 20, 1923, to William and Ora Viola Stice. She was the oldest of their three children. She married Joseph (Joe) W. Severns on July 27, 1941, in St. Elmo, Illinois.
From that union, they had three children and settled in Decatur, Illinois. In 1958, the family moved west to Cortez, Colo., where Joe worked in the oil fields. He was transferred to Moab in 1960. Dorothy worked at the Moab Credit Bureau for several years until she and Joe were hired as managers of the Ramada Inn, then on as managers of the Moab Golf Course. She was then hired by Moab Gas Company and worked there until retirement in 1983.
Dorothy was kind and thoughtful and, willing to help whenever and wherever she was needed. She would provide transportation to church members and feed them her delicious cooking when they were ill.
She is survived by two daughters Karen Coursey, and Gloria Miller both of Grand Junction, Colo,; a son David (Delores) Severns of Moab; seven grandchildren , seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Joe; her parents; a bother William Stice Jr.; sister Vivian Fisher; son-in-law Roger Coursey; a granddaughter and two grandsons.