Dorothy Maud Widdowson Nettleship Lyman, 80, died July 9, 2008.
Funeral services were held today at the Boulder, Colo., LDS Ward Chapel. Burial follows in the Boulder Cemetery.
Dorothy was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Haines to Arthur Vincent and Gladys Amelia Widdowson Nettleship. She joined a sister, Naomi.
She married her sweetheart and life-long companion, Ivan Lyman, on June 10, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple. Their lives were blessed with eight children: Gladys (Dell) LeFevre; Marilyn (Ned) Artz; Arthur (Julee) Lyman; Mark (Mary) Lyman; Jack (Amy) Lyman; Ronald Lyman; Alice (Dave) Shaw; and Buddie Lyman. They have 37 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Dorothy always said that she was rich and that her children and grandchildren were her gold coins.
She was a rancher’s wife, and as such changed sprinklers, milked cows, branded calves, herded cows, grew gardens – both flower and vegetable – and bottled countless jars of fruits and vegetables. She liked sewing, reading, gardening, drama and made excellent homemade caramels and fudge.
Dorothy was a very active member of the LDS Church where she served in all the auxiliaries, both in the ward and stake levels. She enjoyed going to the temple, visiting, teaching, and working with the youth and especially being part of the Road Shows.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan; son, Buddie; and parents.
An online guestbook is available at: www.maglebymortuary.com.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 14, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor