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, in 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, who she met in Rico. Dorothy's brother, Jimmy, also was a miner. At the end of the World War II the family settled in Bagdad, Ariz. Jim Cazier worked in the mines, and Dorothy was a homemaker and secretary to the school district. The family moved to Denver in 1956, and Dorothy completed school in Phoenix and California to become a dental assistant.

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