Dorothy M. Gefre a 55 year resident of Hawthorne passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 in Torrance. Born in Lennox, S.D. Dorothy was 95 when she died. Dorothy was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Church in Torrance. Dorothy is survived by daughters Cherie (Ray) Ehnes of Clovis, Ca; Darlene (Jerry) Dahlke of Corona, CA; Karrel Gefre of Hawthorne, CA; and Gail (Alex) Mazza of Grand Terrace, CA; and son Frank Gefre of Lancaster, CA. Dorothy had 7 grand children, 14 great grand children and 1 great, great grandchild. She was preceded in death by husband Frank P. Gefre and parents Ada and Bill Klitz. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd in Torrance on Wed. February 15 from 5:00 - 9:00 P.M. with the Vigil commencing at 7:15 P.M. The service will be held at St. Catherine Laboure on Thursday February 16 at 10:30 A.M. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery at Culver City.

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  1. Dorothy, May the heavenly road rise up to meet you. May the Wind of the Holy Spirit be at your back. May the Sun of Christ’s love fall gently on your face. May the rain fall softly on your last earthly resting place, And ’til we all meet in Glory, may God hold you in the palm of His hand! REST IN ETERNAL PEACE. Msgr. John O’Byrne, Pastor St. Catherine Laboure Church Torrance, CA

  2. Your in our hearts and prayers. Dorthy will be greatly missed. We miss seeing you guys. Love Kenny, Jodi, Tyler, & Wyatt Rearick

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