ForeverMissed
Dorothy Laura (Sanchez) Stephenson passed on April 30, 2021. She was born in Brighton, Colorado on October 13, 1933 to Blas and Virginia Sanchez. Dorothy was a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and proud veteran. She was the last of 16 children. She met her husband Billy while serving in the US Navy. They married in 1952 and built a life and family of their own in Thornton, Colorado. They had 3 children Theresa (husband Trent), Robert (wife Kit) and Patricia (husband Gary). Dorothy was a wonderful grandmother to her 6 grandchildren. Jenna, Jared, Eli, Zoe, Colton and Camron. One of Dorothy’s greatest joys was having had the opportunity to know her 6 great-grandchildren. She spent the last year of her life in Florida and passed peacefully at home with her family. She will always be loved and terribly missed. Dorothy will return to Colorado to be laid to rest with her husband Billy.

Funeral Mass will be held 

Thursday May 20th, 2021
11:30am at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary

12801 W 44th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Friends and Family are invited to attend


Posted by Kathy Huck on May 16, 2021
Your mom was like a mother to me when she lived at inglenook. I miss her so much. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you

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Posted by Kathy Huck on May 16, 2021
Your mom was like a mother to me when she lived at inglenook. I miss her so much. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you
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Aunt Dot...my friend, my mentor...

Shared by Retta Prim on May 12, 2021
Aunt Dot, I love you and miss you. Until we see each other again, here are some things I remember and want to share…

She had a fantastic laugh and a wonderful smile!

She and Uncle Billy would make GIANT bowls of popcorn and let all of us kids stay up to watch the late night TV shows. 

She taught Catechism at Holy Cross and I loved listening to her “Story Voice” when she read to us from the Children's Bible.

She was a hall monitor at my school and would pretend not to see me…then as I passed her, she’d give me her silly grin and say “be a good girl.”

She took me shopping with Tishy & Terri and always made feel special in spite of my silly awkwardness. 

She enjoyed going out to lunch with me and my Mom. Her favorite was Wishbone Chicken….the 4 piece dark meat chicken plate with all the fixings… AND a large side of GIZZARDS!

She had fun Goodwill shopping with Judy and yards sales with Terri.

She loved her kids, adored her grand kids, and absolutely cherished her great grand babies.

She and I spent hours on the phone laughing and solving everyone else’s problems but our own. 

She and I would sometimes disagree heartily but always remained friends and told each other - I love you.

She and I prayed together. 

She was silly, funny, loving, kind, demanding, determined, feisty, friendly, and stubborn. I think I learned the stubborn part from her.

I will miss her terribly but know in my heart that she is with the Lord, her beloved Billy, her sisters and brothers and we will see her again.

Until then,
I love you Aunt Dot

Retta