Dorothy Lynton Cazier

Keywords: Dolores Star,

Dorothy was born in Durango on Jan. 18, 1921, to James Earl Lynton and Grace Stanley Lynton and died Nov. 14, 2013, at Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Dolores Star noted her mother's and her return to Rico after her birth, on the Galloping Goose, the narrow-gauge railroad that served that part of Colorado. Her mother died at a young age, and her father was killed at a young age in a freak mining accident.

She graduated from Dolores High School in 1939. In 1940, she married Jim Cazier, who was a mining engineer from Nevada, whom she met in Rico. Dorothy's brother, Jimmy, also was a miner. At the end of the World War ll the family settled in Bagdad, Ariz. Jim Crazier worked in the mine, and Dorothy was a homemaker as well as secretary to the school district. The family eventually moved to Denver in 1956, and Dorothy completed school in Phoenix and California to become a dental assistant.

Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Barry of Scottsdale, Ariz. (Illene) and Stan of Granby, Colo. (Cassie), four grandchildren as well as seven great-grandchildren. Her brother Jimmy preceded her in death.