Dorothy Isobel Davidson

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Davidson, Dorothy Isobel, a Torrance resident of 44 years, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2008 in Torrance. Born in Quebec, Canada, Dorothy was 81 years old when she died. Dorothy was a member of Torrance First Baptist Church. She retired from Garrett Airesearch with over 20 years of service and worked another 19 years at her daughter's resort in Washington state. She is survived by four daughters: Victoria Sullivan of Oceanside, CA; Penny Grmolyes of Valley, WA; Sharon Duryee of Homedale, ID; Caroline Davidson-Kock of Brea; and one son Daryl Davidson of Torrance; seven grandchildren and three great-grand children. The memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. A reception will follow at Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. Inurnment will be private.

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  1. What a great mom – thank you for all the years and always being such fun and there for us and never giving up. I will always have you with me.

  2. Dorothy was an amazingly kind lady. Look what a great job she did raising her family and she did with grace and a lot of patience. She gave me some funny memories and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will miss her. Take care. Love, Hook

  3. Dorothy (as my mother Margaret always called her cousin) was the same when she was 20 as she was at 80. I always wished she and her family were closer to us back in Canada as I would have loved to spend more time with her. We miss you. Love Judy and family

  4. The services were beautiful and you remarks about your mother and playing tiles was heartfelt and perfect. Victoria, we now know where the competition comes from. It’s in your genes.

  5. Hi Family, I’m sorry I forgot to sign the Guestbook when I was there in person on Saturday. That was a beautiful memorial service for such a beautiful and much loved person that your mom was. She will be missed by many. Love, Chris

  6. My memories of Aunt Dorothy are many fun and happy times with her and the family. Looking at the tribute on Saturday, made me feel the great pain of loss and I know that someday I will see her again in heaven – that is the blessed hope! She was truly a great mother and aunt!!! We love you.

  7. I worked with Dottie in the Telecommunications department oh so many years ago at AlliedSignal on 190th St. She was a class act and very well liked by everyone. I still remember occasionally teasing her when her Canadian accent crept in – which it did once in a while. I don’t know why but it tickled me. The video tribute was beautiful and I see Dottie still looked the same up to the end – even after all these years she still looks the same as I remember. My condolences to the family. I have no doubt she will be missed dearly.

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