Obituary: Neal, Dorothy Estelle
NEAL, Dorothy Estelle
Dorothy Estelle Ladwig Neal, our dear, much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother left us Sunday, July 8, 2012. Mom was energetic, fun to be with, and had a smile for everyone! She truly brought sunshine everywhere she went, even when sometimes there was none. Born in Hebron, Nebraska and raised in Belleville, Kansas, she had many lasting friends. She was a high school cheerleader all four years, going on to attend business college and working at K State as a secretary. She and our father, Leo, were married June 10, 1942. They had known each other since childhood in Belleville. Dad passed February 12, 2012. The strong family values and memories left to us by both of them will be passed down in our families. Mom loved sports, especially football. She knew the players by name and number as well as some of the refs. Mom was a wonderful cook and made everything from scratch, with dad by her side helping her. Always a perfectionist, everything had to be done beautifully, with love. They raised three children in Long Beach, California where Mom was proud to be a member of the Children’s Home Society. In 1981 she joined PEO Chapter BL in Long Beach, later demitting to Chapter EQ in Spokane, WA. They leave daughter, Jo Anne Bone and husband Terry; son, Michael Neal and wife Wanda; daughter, Deborah Neal; as well as 12 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren who love them and will forever cherish their memories. A service will be held at a later date in Long Beach, CA. HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, SPOKANE, WA.