Dorothy Anita Allen Graves
Dorothy Graves passed away gracefully at her home in Laguna Niguel, CA, on July 28, 2013 at the age of 92. She was born on September 20, 1920, in Kansas City, Missouri, to David Allen and Jessie Buchanan. She moved to Pasadena, California when she was very young. She loved her adopted state passionately, never leaving for long. Dorothy also passionately loved her family, her pets, her home, and her job as a bookkeeper for Standard Pacific, an Orange County builder. She enjoyed dancing, singing, gardening, and especially her unique ability for being the family historian. She had a phenomenal memory for detail, and her family stories and myths will be remembered forever, as will her joyful and indomitable spirit!
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Sharon Reeder; her son, Robert Cole; her four grandchildren, Lori Gleason, David Culross, Scott Culross, and Stacie Turner; her two great-grandchildren, Dariush and Kourosh Culross.
Graveside Service will be at 11:00am on Saturday, August 3 at El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630. Dorothy requested that no one wear black please. She hated black!
In lieu of flowers, Dorothy requested those so inclined make a donation in her name to the Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA 92618.