In memory of

Dorothy Ann Lane Moriarity

Oct 6, 1943
May 11, 2022

Obituary

Our beautiful mother Dorothy Ann Lane Moriarity age 78 of Keizer Oregon passed away on May 11th 2022 at Salem Hospital from illness.

She was born to Fred and Lola Frances Lane on October 6th 1943 in Oklahoma and already had a big sister, her only sibling Frieda Lane Sullivan. The family moved West to California where she and Frieda went to Banning High School. She would go on to have two children Judy Lynn, and Scott Anthony Rico Dorothy then moved to San Jose raising her children there. She was a wonderful mother who was a campfire girls leader, a Cub Scout Den mother, and a member of the PTA . She would eventually meet and marry the man who would become her soulmate and partner-in-crime; her beloved husband Rich.  It was through her husband and his love of flying their small two-seater plane that she would become a member of the Flying Club. She was an office manager for a growing plumbing contractor for most of her working career. She retired in Keizer, Oregon where she would become a member of the Newwcomers Club, a wine club, and various other bridge clubs, and fun social activities. She loved a good martini and a theme party as her flair for decorating and her style were well known by everyone who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her mother, father, and sister. She is survived by her loving husband Richard,  daughter Judy,  son Scott, three bonus children Debbie, Richard, and Colleen , Goddaughter Emily,  five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren, as well as bonus grandchildren.

In in lieu of flowers please donate to breast cancer awareness.

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Anonymous says:

    My Dottie was like no other. She supported everyone. Dottie encompassed those who were often not embraced and often eschewed by others. It was her talent.

  2. Barbara Morrison says:

    I met Dottie for the first time for a wine tasting party at her house, with the Newcomers group. She was the definition of a gracious and fun person, an absolute delightful woman. She is sorely missed but I feel very fortunate I got to meet her. My heart goes out to all who loved her ❤️

  3. Dottie Casey NJ says:

    I can't believe I'm writing this ! My dearest-sister friend. She saved my life by getting me from NJ to Ca after the loss of my children. More than a sister, friend, a Spirit of Love. All my love to Dearest Richard her, Life & Love.

  4. Lori brannigan says:

    God bless a very special person. Thank you, and Rest In Peace . You are certainly missed.

  5. Lori Brannigan says:

    Hey, Dottie….I didn’t know you all that well, but the night we spent at L a Rambla seeme still fresh in my mind. Great night, and will never forget you. Thank you having been with! You will never be forgotten by so many.

  6. Sharon Kamiya says:

    It's so hard to grasp that Dottie is gone. She was so full of life - warm, funny, generous, and kind. We will miss you so much, dear Dottie.

  7. Ann & Wally Shaffer says:

    Dottie was a truly a wonderful person. she looked at the world with wonder, looking for ways to celebrate, love and help her friends and family and all those she met along her way. I was honored to be her friend. She and Richard made lots of magic happen in the Newcomers group, as I know she did in other groups and involvements.

    I especially appreciated her help with our garage sale and move last fall. She always thought of others and figured out ways to help.

    Wally and I send our condolences to her family and all of those who grieve for her.

  8. Jim and Becky Hoffman says:

    Dottie never knew a stranger. We were so lucky to have known her. She definitely knew how to throw a party. Richard and family we send our condolences.

  9. Diane Sayre says:

    Some people come to the party... Dottie WAS the party. You knew if she was there it was going to be a wonderful time, whatever you were doing. She had a huge heart, generosity of spirit, inner strength, kindness, and absolutely radiated joy and life. Irreplaceable.

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