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Obituaries

Obituaries

Dorothy Eleanor Blair 1911 - 2011 Lawrence

Paid family tribute

Dorothy Eleanor Blair died on Monday, September 12, 2011 in her home in Lawrence. She was born December 1, 1911 in Hanford, CA, to Thomas and Martha Lane. Her early childhood was spent in Cripple Creek, CO, until the family moved to Tyrone, PA. Here she attended Tyrone High School and graduated in 1930. In 1934 she married her high school sweetheart, Lewis B. Blair. The couple settled in Cheverly, MD, where they raised their family. Lewis died in 1979, parting their 45 year marriage.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Thomas Lane Blair and daughter-in-law, Alice Blair of Potomac, MD; and her daughter, Barbara Clark and son-in-law, David Clark of Lawrence, KS. She also is survived by three loving grandchildren, Andrew Blair, David Blair, and Jennifer Signora; and 15 beautiful great-grandchildren.
Throughout her hundred years Dorothy maintained her good humor and found strength and love in her family and numerous friends.
“Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”
from: Desiderata - Max Ehrmann 1927

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