OBITUARY: Dorothy “Dottie” Anne Davis

Dorothy “Dottie” Anne Davis passed away peacefully on December 6, 2016 in Rockledge, FL. She was born September 20, 1931 in Ashbury Park, NJ and was the eldest of the 5 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 80’s, 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 & William and former husband Viktors Eichvalds.

She is survived by her husband Robert, of Florida; sister Lorraine Johnson, of Maryland; son Linus Rhoades & his wife Karen, of Spring Lake; daughters Lynda Davis, of Washington, and Nora Eichvalds-McCormick& her husband Michael, of Howell. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Jonathan & 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, May, 2017.


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