Dorothy Louise Stolp
May 7, 1923 - September 9, 2022
Dorothy Louise Haning Stolp passed away peacefully on September 9, 2022 at the age of 99.
She was born in Athens, OH, the third of four daughters born to Ida Belle (Authur) and Hoyt Haning. She grew up on a dairy farm during the depression where she learned to appreciate all things and never throw anything away because there might be a purpose for it someday. She remembered riding with her dad in the milk cart led by a horse delivering milk to all of his customers and picking up the empty bottles to be sterilizes and used again later. Her father eventually lost the farm, so they sold all the equipment and farm and moved into town. Dorothy was a teenager by then and loved living in town and having a fun social life. Upon graduation she moved to Dayton, OH where she lived with her sister and worked as a bookkeeper. It was at this time that she met the love of her life, Phil, and they enjoyed a marriage that lasted 66 years until his passing in 2008 of Alzheimer's. They raised two daughters, Bonnie Jean Stolp and Nancy Louise Stolp Willett.
She enjoyed being a homemaker and caring for her family. She participated in church activities, bridge, gardening, Girl Scout leader, and socializing with other couple friends. The highlight of her life was the opportunity to move to England for three years due to a work transfer. They traveled the Continent extensively along with traveling to Israel and Africa. Upon retirement, they moved to Green Valley and enjoyed the desert life for 31 years and traveled throughout the U.S. She moved to Fairwinds Desert Point Independent Living in Oro Valley, where she lived happily for 10 years. A fall began her decline and her daughter moved her to Copper Sky Assisted Living in Casa Grande in 2022, where she was lovingly cared for.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Nancy (Olin) Willett; grandchildren Jason, Sallie (Steve) Shea, and Rich Willett; great grandchildren Kayli, Ella, and Jake Willett.
She is preceded in death by her husband Phil and daughter Bonnie.
She will be missed by all.
There will be no services. Her ashes will be placed at the Green Valley Presbyterian Church columbarium along with Phil and Bonnie.
Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL, 60601 in her memory.