Dorothy S. Marshall “Dot” of Mission Viejo CA was 91 years old when she went home to be with The Lord on Thursday, Oct. 17th, 2013. She was born on Dec. 2, 1921 in Durham, NC to Claude William Smyer and Ruby Haithcock. Dot graduated from Newport News High School in Newport News VA. Married to LTC David Stockman Marshall on July 16, 1955, after a brief courtship of 5-weeks, they remained married until David’s death in 2004. She held the honorable titles of wife, sister, mother, and grandmother.
Dot is survived by her daughters, Pat Miller and Jean Graham; grandsons David Whaley, Shane Miller and Brenton Graham; and granddaughters Erika and Erynne Miller. She also leaves behind her sister Elizabeth Pace, niece Bettye Bruce Whitmire and nephew Bill Pace of Forsyth GA.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 4 pm at O’Connor Mortuary Laguna Hills Chapel, 25301 Alicia Pkwy in Laguna Hills CA, (949) 581-4300. Family and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate Dot’s life. Graveside services will be held on November 26, 2013 at 10 am at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside CA.
The family requests that anyone interested in making a charitable donation in Dot’s name do so to The American Lung Association.
Dot’s family would like to thank everyone who loved and cared for her. It truly takes a community of compassionate people to navigate the difficult times and also to share the precious moments. To the end, Dot retained her incredible sense of humor and the twinkle in her eye. Her spirit will continue to live on in those that loved her.