...Don't look for me in a human shape. I am inside your looking. No room for form with love this strong. (Rumi)
  • Passed away on September 2, 2012 .

This website was created in memory of our beloved Dorinda. We invite you to add your thoughts, memories and images here. 

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Dorinda, you are invited to donate to Arizona Border Collie Rescue at:
http://azbordercollierescue.com

The beautiful photo featured above was taken by Dorinda's sister, NirihaIn the photos folder, "By" indicates who uploaded the image, not necessarily the photographer.

Posted by Sheila Strong on 7th February 2018
Missing you and thinking of you with love on your 70th birthday. We're both SO grateful to have had you in our lives. xxx ooo Sheila and Graham
Posted by Peter Tarpey on 7th February 2018
Happy Happy Joy Joy Peter
Posted by Ted Hartson on 6th February 2018
Well here we are again. This past year we have been closing out Dorinda's many offices (3 in Scottsdale and 2 in Parks) places that I had avoided so as to not encroach on 'her' space. Wow what a job over 1000 Lbs. of paper, old projects, clients, companies, and lovers. Well that projects now complete; Physically and emotionally complex. Now thinking of what would have been her 70th Birthday. Ted, 4 cats and Mister Tip (3 y/o Irish setter) on the Prairie
Posted by Niriha Datta Hoarty on 4th September 2017
Precious Dorinda, here in San Diego with Dad at this time and we are thinking of you with LOVE.
Posted by Jon Ward on 4th September 2017
Yes, our love for Dorinda is fully alive. Much gratitude, hearing the voices of those who share that love, and especially thankful for your words, Ted.
Posted by Peter Tarpey on 3rd September 2017
Ginch One of your favorite musical groups Steely Dan Listening to Gaucho, heard Walter Becker was joining up with you! Tell him Deacon Blue! Scoop
Posted by Ted Hartson on 2nd September 2017
Again this year we recognized Dorinda's passing on the local NPR station (KNAU Flagstaff), just heard one.. We (Mr. Tip and I) will hold a tribute here on the Prairie. Her several trees are all growing up now 5 foot high and reaching for the sky. Thank you all for your kind messages. Ted
Posted by Peter Tarpey on 2nd September 2017
Ginch Worked with the video cadets last night just like you taught me They rock Peace Peter
Posted by Sheila Strong on 2nd September 2017
Dorinda, today's Mutts strip, which I've just added to your photos here, has you written all over it. We love and miss you. xxx Sheila and Graham
Posted by Kathie Smith on 9th February 2017
I don't think I ever thanked you Dorinda, for all of those wonderful HR seminars we shared and the bright light you always brought to a room. So, Thank You with love which I know you feel.
Posted by Yvonne Kuennen on 8th February 2017
I felt your presence as I skied in your honor yesterday. Thinking about you and feeling gratitude I had you in my life for such a big part of mine. You are forever loved.
Posted by Sheila Strong on 7th February 2017
Thinking of you, Dorinda, on your birthday and wondering what amazing chapters you're adding to your book with your expanded perspective on the universe. We love and miss you ~ ❤ ~ Sheila and Graham
Posted by Peter Tarpey on 5th February 2017
Happy Happy Joy Joy Scoop
Posted by Ted Hartson on 5th February 2017
Tuesday would have been Dorinda's 70th Birthday. Lots of snow on the Prairie and she still is dearly missed Ted
Posted by Rica S on 20th October 2016
Can hardly believe it's been 4 years...I remember when you asked me, "what's your favorite dog, of all the breeds?" I said "border collies, without a doubt." Thank you for leaving a legacy for all those doggy guys. I so thank you for those last conversations. after you left, the song," Diamond Girl...sure do shine", kept running through my mind. Wherever you are, you sure do shine.
Posted by Yvonne Kuennen on 6th September 2016
miss you always - love you and longing for another visit. xxxY
Posted by Joel Bennett on 2nd September 2016
In the beginning, love. In the middle, love. Back to the beginning.
Posted by Peter Tarpey on 2nd September 2016
Ginch Falls around the corner, your favorite time of year. Remember "I brake for leaves"? Miss you Scoop
Posted by Sheila Strong on 2nd September 2016
Thinking of you today and always, with love and gratitude. xxx ooo
Posted by Andrea Ward on 2nd September 2016
Dorinda, again planting flowers - the sky is still filled with monsoon colors and yet all of a sudden, a breeze - sweeping through the street announcing a change of weather...this life is impermanent.I am grateful for the beautiful things I see. Natural mind rising, absence of force - this moment belongs to my memory of our friendship.Thank you for the gift of friendship.
Posted by Ted Hartson on 22nd August 2016
again this year September 2nd is Dorinda's day on the Flagstaff NPR radio station KNAU. The message: Today’s KNAU Day Sponsor is Ted Hartson, remembering Dorinda Hartson who left us 4 years ago today, now navigating events in the elsewhere. She loved the prairie, her flowers, and dogs. She was the President of Adverbial Advocates, saying, “You are either a member or the cause.” Logically, her middle name was Lee . Warm wishes and thank you to each of you"
Posted by Andrea Ward on 8th February 2016
Hi there lots of bees this year already now - the roses are beautiful ...most likely you know. The loving does not stop when one goes and the other stays behind.Be well wherever you are.Love as always!
Posted by Peter Tarpey on 8th February 2016
Happy Birthday Ginch Miss you Scoop
Posted by Ted Hartson on 8th February 2016
I remembered quietly yesterday. Still a very sad memory
Posted by Sheila Strong on 8th February 2016
Dorinda, we think of you SO often, and we're grateful to have had you in our lives. We're also VERY grateful to Jon and Andrea, who have so thoughtfully set up and maintained this beautiful memorial page, keeping our "Dorinda Community" thriving.
Posted by Yvonne Kuennen on 8th February 2016
Missing my big sister especially today on your birthday! Please visit me in my dreams and share some of your love and laughter.
Posted by Niriha Datta Hoarty on 7th February 2016
Thinking of you on this special day. Sending you love with all my heart.
Posted by Sarah Hartson on 27th September 2015
Dorinda, there is not a day that goes by that you don't cross my mind. On the third year anniversary of your passing my first grandchild was born. I can't help but think you sent me something to smile about on this day and I thank you.
Posted by Andrea Ward on 3rd September 2015
Dearest Dorinda, in my brief time up in Flagstaff this summer I visited the arboretum ...you were definitely around me when all the penstemon greeted me. You are present during many moments in my life irregardless of space differerence. I come to feel that the elsewhere is not that far but rather where we locate it in our hearts.That said I believe you are at peace, although I have no proof. This universe seems to have no weaver but the web we weave with authenticity and care hold us firmly and provide the threads we need in order to deal with all that life throws at us. I am sure grateful for its generosity as welll as its challenges. Growth is dynamic and wild by nature and the pain, that comes with it inescapable - isn't it? I know less than ever but live life fuller. I am finding the center of myself pleasantly empty. No need for religion nor belief of any sorts, yet the sense of having to maintain a daily practice of kindness paired with humor.You would appreciate that... On the first of September, Jon and me went up to Sedona for a day remembering our wedding 16 years ago. I am so glad you were our officionado - we thank you for that every year! I miss laughing with you for sure. I don't go to the movies ever without you. Perhaps I should again. I am so very happy that the prairie has unfolded puppy love and human love again and know you are in acceptance. All is well. All is well my friend. Please hug Levi for me! Love from Jon and Feli, you were such a great friend to all of us! In embrace of what happened, Andrea
Posted by Niriha Datta Hoarty on 3rd September 2015
Dearest Dorinda, It seems like yesterday and it seems like forever ago since we had the delight of speaking with you, sharing time with you and having fun with you. I am so thankful for the time we spent together 3 months before you departed: Blake's high school graduation. Be sure to visit on Dad's 90th birthday!
Posted by Sheila Strong on 2nd September 2015
Dorinda, we miss you SO much, but in many ways, you're with us as strongly today as ever. We think of you every day when we're reading the day's "Mutts" strip, and we're reminded of you in every moment of whimsy that filters through our lives - we're certain those precious moments are sent by you!
Posted by Peter Tarpey on 2nd September 2015
Ginch. Think of you often, and feel your presence I'd bring you up to date as to trials and tribulations but you being in the elsewhere already know. Miss you scoop
Posted by Ted Hartson on 2nd September 2015
It is indeed the third anniversary of Dorinda's passing. A sad day for us all. Here on the Prairie it is also a time of new beginnings, a new dog in my life who is a 14 week old Irish Setter puppy Mr. Tipperary (Mr. tip) in my life. I have 'bought' the remembrance day on the local NPR station station with this message; Today’s KNAU Day Sponsor is Ted Hartson, remembering Dorinda Hartson who left us 3 years ago today, now navigating events in the elsewhere. She loved the prairie, her flowers, and dogs. She was the President of Adverbial Advocates, saying, “You are either a member or the cause.” Logically, her middle name was Lee. Warm wishes and thank you to each of you
Posted by Andrea Ward on 9th February 2015
I just realized we can lay flowers as well instead of lighting a candle...so I will lay a flower this time, it seems right. Everything is in bloom now Dorinda, you would like it, no more frost expected - when I do the spring planting next week I will plant happiness for you - - - You are "so !" missed, I think you know that.
Posted by Ted Hartson on 8th February 2015
It was an unusually warm day here in Parks, no snow. One of Dorinda's favorite bears spent the day at her memorial, she is indeed forever missed.
Posted by Niriha Datta Hoarty on 8th February 2015
Precious Dorinda, do tell, what do you feel about your birthday while in Heaven? Maybe your soul is sending love to all, We are certainly sending love and remembering you so fondly on this special day, February 7th.
Posted by Peter Tarpey on 7th February 2015
Ginch Happy Birthday I think of you often Peace Scoop
Posted by Sheila Strong on 7th February 2015
Thinking of you, Dorinda, on your birthday and EVERY day, with love and gratitude.
Posted by Ted Hartson on 7th December 2014
A CD copy of Dorinda's book, Events in the Elsewhere is now available. Contact me at awombat@earthlink.net, a copy or two to Friends and Family is available without charge during this Holiday season. Ted Hartson Parks, AZ
Posted by Yvonne Kuennen on 2nd September 2014
Dorinda Lee - still lighting up the prarie and filling me with song when I think of you which is more often than not. Loving you and your light. Yvonne
Posted by Ted Hartson on 2nd September 2014
I spent a quiet moment at Dorinda's urn this afternoon, the wildflowers are outrageous here on the Prairie this year. Thanks to all for your kind notes
Posted by Peter Tarpey on 2nd September 2014
Ginch, miss you sooo much Scoop
Posted by Andrea Ward on 2nd September 2014
Dorinda, I understand...you are not far - love to you! xo Andrea
Posted by Lori Zink on 2nd September 2014
My daughter Sarah and I were just talking last week about how the Prairie is just not the same without Dorinda here. How we miss her smile and her energy that just lit up the prairie. Sarah commented that of all the people she has had to let go of in her young life, Dorinda has been the hardest.Dorinda reached out to this young girl and made her her buddy and as Sarah grew she was there for her to help her heal from the trauma that she had experienced in such a short life. What the evil meant for destruction of Sarah, God used Dorinda to help turn it around. Sarah will be 18 soon and is thriving and Dorinda we thank you for your love and support. We will miss you forever until we meet again. See you when we get there "Sunshine"!
Posted by Sheila Strong on 2nd September 2014
Dear Dorinda ~ Two years on, and your inspiration and example are as strong as ever. Graham and I and miss you more than words can express, and we think of you often (especially while reading the daily "Mutts" strip). Thank you, Jon and Andrea, for providing this site for all of us to channel and share Dorinda's lovely light. ♥ Sheila
Posted by Hilary Morgan on 7th July 2014
Dorinda. 19. Just coming into her own. Living with us in Italy on the top floor of the Conte e Contessa's house. England in Nuthatch. Was a confident and friend to my mum. A breath of kindness and gentleness to me. It seems that each day subsequently you lived in truth, filled with spirit, affecting all who crossed your path. You fell deep into people's hearts and lives and hence your physical presence leaving only diminishes their lives slightly as your deeper spirit stays within as a candle burning always. Such a wonderful gift sweet dorinda. Say hi to Mum.
Posted by Yvonne Kuennen on 5th March 2014
D-I know you are probably aware as you dance in the light but I wanted to send a note to put in writing that the Mutts strips have been paid for (thanking Ted) and your book will be printed soon! Yippee!
Posted by Niriha Datta Hoarty on 10th October 2013
Precious Dorinda, This September has been so difficult without your physical presence to enjoy and receive inspiration from. But lest I forget that the physical is only a small part of the story, you visited me: First, your photo wafted down from my dresser - no breeze, just out of the blue. It is not yet framed. Ten minutes later, a photo of saguaros fell to the floor from my refrig.
Posted by Yvonne Kuennen on 3rd September 2013
dear d - I miss you more than ever i want you to know your book will be printed before christmas i was able to get the permissions to use the MUTT strips, Ted is happy to pay to get it done and I am almost done with the cover i meant to write a long letter to everyone on Sept. 1
Posted by Deb Noel on 2nd September 2013
So the earth turned many times since you last walked in the prairie towards the woods. Your log, on which you gained the insight that nothing ever dies,but just goes on and on in many other forms, is still there, nourishing all who come to it - much like you. "Dorindaly" explored through your grasses with Dara yesterday, you very much with us - her hair seemed to curl with each step! LOVEU

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