Dorothy R. Sumpter, born June 17, 1917 in Illinois, passed away peacefully at home on November 22, 2009. She lived in the South Bay for more than 60 years. Dorothy and her husband, Logan, came to California in the early 1940's. They settled in Hawthorne, but soon moved to Redondo Beach where they raised their family. In the early 1970's, they relocated to Wilmington to spend their retirement years. Dorothy lost Logan in 1985, but she remained in their home until her passing. She had a wonderful life and was deeply loved by her family. Her youngest son, Timothy, and a grandson, Timothy Bryan Tiner, also precede Dorothy in death. Surviving children are Robert (Linda) Sumpter of Tulare, daughter Linda (Mike) Rachwitz of Moreno Valley, and daughter Paulette Tiner (Cathy Stites) of Clovis; 10 grandchildren, Dana Hammontree (Buena Park), Corey Sumpter (Tulare), Scott Sumpter (Tulare), Thomas Murray (Rapid City, SD), Danette Novoa (Clovis), Jason Tiner (Tollhouse), Chris Sumpter (Las Vegas), Brian Sumpter (Tulare), Aaron Sumpter (Tulare) and Steven Sumpter (Tulare); 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. Condolences and remembrances are welcomed and may be sent to the family c/o 14274 Windjammer Drive, Moreno Valley, CA 92553, online at, or the guest book at

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  1. Since Linda and I have grown up together and stayed connected, I have so many fond memories of Dot from Redondo Beach until now. She is and always will be a significant part of my life. My deepest sympathies go to all of her family and especially to my life long friend, Linda. With much love, Sharon

  2. Mom, I will miss you each day of my life. Your love and support for all of your children was always there and we all appreciated it so much but probably didn’t say thank you as often as we should have. You are with dad now, see you when we all meet again. Love you, Paulette

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