Obituary Notices and Memorials


HENSLEY, Dolores (Dottie)
HENSLEY, Dolores (Dottie) Born in 1939, died September 23, 2017 from vascular dementia and other health issues. Dottie is survived by her children, Chris and Dawn; their spouses, Arlene and Jesse; her grandchildren, Breanna, Mikey, Tyler, Shelbi, Josh, Christopher, and Nicholas; her great-grandchildren, Bailey, Ryder, and one on the way; brother-in-law Larry, and several other family members. Dottie worked for many years as a bookkeeper at KUTY radio, Big Valley Plumbing, and McMahons Furniture, and owned Roadrunner Auto Supply with husband Ed, who passed in 2001. She enjoyed camping, gardening, dune-buggying, shopping, old cars, senior trips, and playing bunco with friends but most of all her focus, and what made her most happy, was spending time with her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. No services will be held, but the family wished to share the following: From Chris and Dawn: Mom, your journey over the past ten years has been a difficult one for you. We honored your wishes of keeping you in your home for as long as we possibly could and then found you a warm and loving home to live your remaining years. You touched everyone who knew you whether it was listening to their troubles, giving a needed hug, or offering a comforting place for someone to stay for a bit. You were our best friend and the best mother anyone could ask for. The love we have for you and the love you and dad had for us we will cherish forever. We know you and dad will be watching over us and our families forever. A note mom left for her family: When I am gone, release me, let me go, I have so many things to see and do. You must not tie yourself to me with tears, Be happy that I have had so many years. I gave you my love, You can only guess how much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for the love each have shown, But now it is time I traveled on alone. So grieve a while for me if grieve you must, Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It is only for a while that we must part, So bless the memories in your heart. I will not be far away, for life goes on, So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near. And if you listen with your heart you will hear, All of my love around you soft and clear. Then when you must come this way alone, I will greet you with a smile and a welcome home. The family would like to give special thanks to all the staff at Carroll Manor, her home for the past 1-1/2 years, and Procare Hospice, who have watched over her for the past few years. If you would like to honor Dottie, the family has requested donations referencing Dolores Hensley be made to Carroll Manor, 38161 90th St. E., Littlerock, CA 93543, Attn: Mo or to Procare Hospice, 1700 N. Lombard St., 3rd Flr., Oxnard, CA 93030, Attn: Michelle McLeroy.

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