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Dorothy J. Baker Crow celebrated her 95th birthday on the 30th of December. She made her final journey from our sight on February 9, 2020.
She was born December 30, 1924, to Richard A. and Ruth M. Baker in Billings, MT. Dorothy had two siblings, Virginia Baker Garner and Richard W. Baker; growing up together in Billings they attended public school and graduated from high school there. A big part of their social lives included participating and competing in 4H at county fairs in sewing and baking. They made many lifelong friends; friendships enjoyed together throughout their lives.
Dorothy married Floyd Eugene Crow June 11th, 1943. Floyd joined the US Navy that summer, serving in WWII. In Dorothy’s prayers, she gave thanks every night that they were one day closer to the end of the war.
After the war, Floyd and Dorothy moved from Billings to Redondo Beach, California, making their journey in a Model T with their two baby girls, Virginia - born April 4th 1944, and Helen - born February 21st 1946. Floyd and Dorothy’s family grew while living in Redondo Beach with the births of their son Lawrence - born February 4th 1950 and daughter Sallee - born March 4th 1952.
Dorothy loved being involved in family and community; she was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, Campfire Girl Leader, active in Cub Scouts, PTA, a member of the Fireman’s Auxiliary and an officer in the Cd'A Eagles. Her favorite pastime was gardening; she always had an amazing yard and garden, passing down her knowledge and experience of gardening to future generations. She belonged to the Fuchsia Society and participated in both fuchsia and camellia competitions. She studied interior design and always had a lovely home. Dorothy also enjoyed sewing and crocheting---including beautiful afghans and baby blankets she made for the family.
Dorothy worked several years at Hughes Aircraft in California. The family moved from California to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in August 1963. Dorothy went to work at Clare-Pendar when it first opened, working there for several years. She also worked in Food Services for Cd'A schools. She next obtained her real estate license and became a successful residential and commercial real estate agent in the greater Cd’A area. In recent years Dorothy volunteered in the Youth Program at Unity Church where she still attended and worked in their community garden.
Dorothy is survived by her 3 daughters Virginia, Helen and Sallee; 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memories from Dorothy’s family
A memorial service will be held in the late spring.
Donations in Dorothy's honor may be made to Hospice of North Idaho
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