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ECKERT, Dorothy Francis Dorothy was born on October 10, 1918, in Okmulgee, Okla., the only child of Ellis and Jewell Johnson. She died on September 1, 2011, at AVH, Lancaster, Calif., with her family at her bedside. She was on interesting and independent woman. Dorothy lived at Augora Village Senior Apartments in Lancaster, Calif., with many friends, until just before her death. She was a retired nurse of 50 years. She always said, 'I wouldnt have retired at 71, if I had known I was going to live so long'. Dorothy went dancing until her eighties, she played poker and did handiwork until her death. She will be remembered lovingly, as mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend to many. Dorothy was preceded in death by three of her children Dee Hartman, Margaret Doss, Dorothy Lois Gawlik, son-in-law Kenneth Vestal and two of her grandsons Ted Dingus and Steven Gawlik. Dorothy is survived by her daughter Donna Richwood and family; Robert Richwood, Katelyn Asperger, Carl, Patty and Kasey Dingus, Lois, Angle and Angle Aguilar Jr., Andrea, Mike, Kenneth, Karlee and Kayla Blair, Donna, Donald, Margaret and Donald Hardwick Jr., Michael Gawlik and three sons, Karen and James Doss, Todd Dingus, Jessica and Steven Richwood, Mark and Lisa Hartman and three children, Scott, Julie and Ashley Vestal, Sherry and Patrick English. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, September 9, 2011, at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, Lancaster.

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