Deloris Rothe

13 June, 19317 January, 2021

Deloris Verma Jean Rothe

Rothe, Deloris 89, passed away January 7, 2021 in Arvada, Colorado. Deloris was born in Lincoln Nebraska on June 13, 1931 to Roy and Farie Tuttle. She is survived by 3 sons; Arthur Jay (Rebecca), James Lee (Tina), and Larry Lee (Michele), 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Art, her parents and her 12 siblings; her son Robert Lee Rothe.

In Deloris's later years she was known simply as grandma to all. God has taken her to be with him in heaven where she is awaited by previous family members. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.


  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, 6 February , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, 6 February , 2021


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Arthur McConnell

5 February 2021

It is so hard to imagine that the last of my Nebraska Aunts is gone. But, I can just hear them all cackling together now (the "Tuttle laugh") in heaven. My Aunt Dee will always be remembered fondly!

Chelle Rothe

1 February 2021

The most important thing in Deloris' life was her faith. She passed her love of the Lord on to her sons. Family was a great source of pride to Deloris and she would light up when she talked with people about her husband, Art, her sons and their families, the grandchildren, and the great-grandchildren and any new adventures any of them were undertaking.

Deloris was always looking out for her family members. On one occasion, when the grandchildren were young, she could hear them being rowdy in the basement as she was preparing a special family dinner. She hollered down the stairs, "You kids best not be jumping off the furniture!" That was answered with giggles and then a scream as Heather jumped off the chair and proceeded to break her arm.

Then there was the time when Art and Dee were moving and the family had gathered to lend a hand with the move. One of the grandkids was laid on a blanket on the floor sleeping while the boys were moving boxes. Every pass the boys made passed the sleeping child Dee would say, "Watch the baby! Be careful! Watch the baby!" Then at one point she said that to Larry and it startled him enough he lost his balance, tripped, and broke his ankle.

No one who ever heard the story of 'Dee and the Bee' will ever forget it. She saved us all! Four of us were in a car driving through Nebraska at 65 miles an hour when somehow a bee flew into the car through the open window. Dee waved it into the backseat like she was directing a plane to land, unbuckled, climbed over the front seat into the back seat (in a cute little summer dress!) and smacked it against the back window. Then she climbed back into the front seat like she had never moved, and asked Art if he would stop at the next gas station so she could fix her windblown hair.

Dee, we thank you for all the special times and memories. They will be forever close to our hearts and will offer us comfort during this time of grief. You will be greatly missed! We love you!!

Larry Rothe

15 January 2021

Mom always took care of dad. She had a smile to share with everyone. She loved seeing her children and grandchildren.
Mom made us family dinners when we were all living at home. She always made a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings on Sundays.
She enjoyed being taken to go shopping and liked going to lunch.
When we lived in Albuquerque she would give us ice cream and feed us dinner at the Taste-Freeze they owned.