Dorothy Josephine Timmons

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She has cared for others more than herself. Oldest daughter and sister to 7 siblings. ISU graduate in English.

Dorothy Josephine Timmons ( Dottie Jo) was born to John F. and Dorothy L. Timmons on December 14, 1940 in Silver Springs, Maryland. The oldest of 8 children, Dottie Jo died of cancer on November 23, 1994 in San Diego California, at 53 years of age. Dottie graduated from Ames High School in 1958 where she was a member of Palm Club for drama. After attending Fontbonne College in St. Louis, Missouri, and Barry College in Miami, Florida, Dottie graduated from Iowa State University in 1965 majoring in English, Spanish, and vocal music and participating in Cosmopolitan Club. She taught English at a private women’s college in Lima, Peru for one year. Returning to the US, she taught high school English for 1 year in Blue Island, Illinois. She joined the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1967, working in Chicago, Illinois. She transferred to San Diego, California in 1976. She retired from the INS in 1990 and began working full-time for the Mission San Diego de Alcala. She was employed there until January 1994 when her cancer was discovered.

Dottie never married. She was devoted to her family, friends, and church. She loved to sing, read, visit friends and family, and to take care for others in need. She is survived by her parents, John and Dorothy Timmons of Ames, Iowa; her sisters, Theresa Ann Timmons of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, Nancy L. Eisinger of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Josie K. Josif of Palatine, Illinois; her brothers, John L. Timmons of Ames, Iowa, Bill E. Timmons of Kennett, Missouri, E. Senter Timmons of Green River, Wyoming, and Dave R. Timmons of San Diego, California; and her maternal grandmother, Josie H. Langdon of Kennett, Missouri; and 13 nieces and nephews.

Submitted on 7/1/96