Dorothy B. Douglas “Dottie” of Winter Garden, FL passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She was born on March 31, 1921 in Hawthorne, NJ. Prior to moving to Winter Garden in 2004 she resided in Lake Park, FL for 47 years.
After graduating high school Mom enjoyed a career as a telephone operator for 9 years before meeting and marrying the love of her life Doug. Their marriage spanned 55 years until his death in 2002. In 1957 they relocated to Lake Park, Florida where she was very active in her children’s lives, her local United Methodist Church and remained a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of New Jersey.
Mom was fully involved in the lives of her family, providing guidance when we strayed and understanding of our digressions, but always love in her heart. The only item she was unyielding with was in her favorite color ‘blue’; so much so that when her roof needed replacing she requested blue shingles for her blue house.
Predeceased by her parents Jennie Strong Baker and William H. Baker, sister Audrey Nicol, and loving husband of 55 years Frank “Doug” Douglas. She is survived by her sister Shirley Johnson, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, daughter Charalyn Blagg (Ronnie), Winter Garden, FL and son William F. Douglas, (Pam) Monticello, Florida; grandchildren Ian Cole (Candy), Orlando, FL, Rebecca Cole Kennedy (Robbie), Orlando, FL, Diana Garrett (Ray), Blairsville, GA, Heather Shoup (Aaron), Tallahassee, FL, and Molly Williams (Chis), Monticello, FL; great-grand children Adam and Andrew Cole; Erin and Emily Cole and Coy Kosola; Christopher Blagg and Raylyn, Skyler and Joshua Garrett; Haley and Christopher Shoup; Connor and Kyle Williams; and great-great-grandson Riley Mullins; nieces, nephews and dear friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday October 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Ocoee Oaks United Methodist Church, 201 South Clarke Road, Ocoee, FL 34761. Our family would be blessed with your attendance.
In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to Mike Conley Hospice House “Cornerstone” 2100 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 34711 or Ocoee Oaks United Methodist Church, 201 South Clarke Road, Ocoee, FL 34761, or the charity of your choice.