Dorothy “Dottie” Anne Davis passed away peacefully on Dec. 6, 2016, in Rockledge, Fla. She was born Sept. 20, 1931, in Ashbury Park, N.J., and was the eldest of the five Ruppel children: Kathy (Akins), Lorraine (Larson-Johnson), Barbara “Bobbie” (Ross) and William. After graduating from St. Rose High School, she worked as an accountant and as a realtor for Welchert Realty. Dottie spent the first half of her life in New Jersey. She eventually moved to the mountains of Colorado, and later the sunshine of Florida, but she was always a “Jersey Girl” at heart. An avid golfer well into her 80s, her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family and friends. “Memories” was her favorite song and we thank God for our memories of her.
Dottie was predeceased by her siblings Bobbie, Kathy and William and former husband Viktors Eichvalds.
She is survived by her husband, Robert, of Florida; sister Lorraine Johnson, of Maryland; son Linus Rhoades and his wife Karen, of Spring Lake; daughters Lynda Davis, of Washington, and Nora Eichvalds-McCormick and her husband, Michael, of Howell. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Jonathan and his wife, Tarin, Catherine, Patrick, Jillian, and Stephanie; and great-grandsons Gavin and Oliver.
Services have already been held in Florida and New Jersey.
Dottie’s cremains were interred at Hilltop Cemetery in Pagosa Springs in May 2017.