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Obituary for Dorothy George

Dorothy M. George, 82, of Lyons, CO, passed away peacefully on April 17th, 2017.

She was born on July 20th, 1934, to Agnes and Fred Dirkes. Dorothy grew up on the banks of the St. Vrain River just outside of Lyons, where she would spend most of her life. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1952, and married the love of her life, Don George, later that same year on August 3rd in the Lyons Methodist Church.

Dorothy was a proud homemaker and raised three children, Connie, Scott and Tim. She also worked as a secretary at Lyons Elementary School and later as a secretary at CU Boulder, Department of Education. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, cooking, traveling and walking several miles every day. She especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren compete in various activities and sports. Dorothy was a member of several local churches over the course of her life, and was a longtime member of the Faith Community Lutheran Church where she had many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don, her mother, Agnes, father, Fred Dirkes and stepfather, Frank Cumberford.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter Connie Prather and husband Dick, her son Scott George and wife Jan, her son Tim George and wife Sharon, as well as four grandchildren, Melissa Bauman, Krista Baker, Krystal Schlegel and Owen George, and three great-grandchildren, Elise Bauman, Jack Bauman and Handley Schlegel. She is also survived by her sister, Jean Peila and husband Jerry, brother David Dirkes and wife Beth, as well as sister-in-law Virginia Dionigi and husband Rudy, cousin Shirley Bodhaine and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 1:30 PM, Monday, April 24th, 2017, at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. A private family inurnment will follow at Lyons Cemetery. Cremation is entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hover Senior Community Center and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Visit to share condolences.

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