Dorothy Boyd Spencer
July 3, 1919 – Nov. 20, 2010
Dorothy Boyd Spencer of Oconomowoc, formerly of Waukesha, passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 91. She was born July 3, 1919, in Genesee, the daughter of Myron and Gertrude (nee Hughes) Boyd.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Spencer, who passed away Jan. 5, 1997. Dorothy graduated from Waukesha High School in 1937 and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (formerly Whitewater State Teachers College) in 1941. She worked as a teacher for two years at Cobb High School in Cobb, and later worked at Falk Corporation in Milwaukee for five years and was the editor of the Falk Reflector. Throughout the years, Dorothy enjoyed her bridge club and lake living. She will be fondly remembered as an “awesome” grandmother.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Bobbie (Augie) Jurishica of Oconomowoc; her son, Jack Boyd Spencer of Oconomowoc; two grandchildren, Sarah Ann Jurishica of Oconomowoc and Carley Jane Jurishica of Chicago; sister-in-law, Kathryn Spencer Owens of Waukesha; and two nephews, Bill (Ann) Owens and John Owens.
According to Dorothy’s wishes, private graveside services will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha, where she will be interred next to her husband, Bob.
Memorial donations in Dorothy’s name may be made to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, P.O. Box 636, Port Washington, WI 53074; or to Waukesha County Historical Society, 101 W. Main St., Waukesha, WI 53186.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the supportive staff at the former ProHealth Adult Day Care, where Dorothy spent many enjoyable hours, and to the staff at Twin Oaks Assisted Living in Delafield for the wonderful care she received. Special thanks to Eileen Hoffmann, Jane Vande Moore and Ken Meyer whose frequent visits Dorothy treasured.
For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.