March 1, 1926 ~ August 28, 2013
Dorothy Ann McElroy was born in Shively, Ca to Sidney and Olga Nystrom. Dorothy Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, JC McElroy. She is survived by their three children, Shianne McElroy, Sharlot Riddle and Paul & Cindy McElroy; grandchildren Susie (Jimmy) Cross, Josiah (Candace) McElroy; Lacy Monserrat, Joshua (Amanda) Riddle, Amber Riddle, and five great-grandchildren, Kennedy & Ireland Cross, Thomas Monserrat, Corbin & Berkley Riddle & Stella Ann McElroy; sister Ethel Hage of Shasta Lake City and Sydney “Bud” Nystrom of Dunsmuir and many beloved nieces and nephews who loved Auntie Dot.
She lived in and about McCloud, Castella and Dunsmuir her entire life. Her crowning achievement was the beautiful home she and JC built side by side in the early 60’s all the while caring for her family. She loved her home, family, her beloved critters and the beauty surrounding her. She awoke each day to the beauty of Castle Crags, a wonder she never ceased to admire.
She worked tirelessly for her family, caring for her home and especially her garden, enhancing nature in her own unique way. She listened with patience and a caring love, always just a phone call away. Loved by all, missed by all.
A private celebration of life with her immediate family is planned for a future date.