Dorothy I. Lose, 75, of Shippensburg, formerly of Trout Run, passed away at Williamsport Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
She was born Feb. 28, 1938, in Williamsport, a daughter of Aldrich J. and Betty M. Smith.
She reunited with her husband of 51 years, Charles R. Lose, who preceded her in death. They are dancing and laughing together in heaven.
Dot was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many. She loved to travel, cook and talk with her friends. She loved seeing the world while serving as a military wife for 23 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; two sisters, Patricia Lee and Susan Walker; and one brother, Thomas Smith.
Dot is survived by five daughters, Debra Hardwick, Kim (Whit) Whitaker, and Anne Lose, all of Anchorage, Ark., Donna Jackson, of Pa., and Karen (Rusty) Pilalas, of Spangdahlem, Germany.
She is very proud of her 21 grandchildren and nine great-granddaughters. She is also survived by brothers, Richard (Mary Jane) Smith, of Hughesville, and Timothy Smith, of Trout Run; sisters, Gail (Charles) Sheets, of Trout Run, and Lucinda Binette, of Va.; brother-in-law Jay (Janice) Lose, of Fla., and Virginia Berninger, of Williamsport; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her faithful dog Roxie, and Roxie's buddy, Gus.
Her last years of her life she had great friends who brought her comfort, love, food and fun times. You know who you are.
A Celebration of Life is planned for this spring. Memorial contributions may be made to a veteran's charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com