Dorothy D. Wagner

August 22, 1927November 5, 2012

Dorothy "Dottie" DeVore Wagner 8/22/1927 - 11/5/2012

Dottie passed away peacefully on November 5, 2012. She grew up in Auburn, graduating from Placer High School in 1945. Dottie and her family moved to Hawaii in 1961. She loved living near the beach, participated in local Hawaii plays and worked in the Legislature, but eventually moved back to Auburn. Dottie was a gentle, loving woman, who also loved cooking, golfing, painting, sculpting, and designing homes … but more than anything else, she loved to dance. We all have a smile on our face picturing Dottie dancing to her heart's content in Heaven.

Dottie is preceded in death by her father, Earl DeVore; mother, Doris DeVore Pritchard; brother, Spike DeVore and grandson, Jason Bogle. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Rudy Wagner; her children: Paul Jacobs (Ila), Joanna Guard (Paul) and Jay Jacobs (Becki); and her step-children: Ken Wagner (Dyan) and Richard Wagner (Sue). Dottie is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

A private Celebration of Life will be held in Hawaii, where Dottie wished her ashes to be laid with her father’s ashes.

The family would like to thank Sutter Auburn Faith's 2nd floor staff and Sutter Faith Hospice for their compassionate and kind endcare, as well as everyone at Oakwood Village (assisted living) for providing her with loving care during the past year. Please sign the guestbook at


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Tresa Harris Matthews

December 9, 2012

My very deepest sympathy.
Paul, Joanna, and JJ, I loved your Mom and I am so saddened by her death. Your Mom was such an important part
of my life even though we have lived far apart. Your parents trusted me to care for their three most valued possessions, you three kids.
Your Mom was beyond special and there are no words to adequately express that. My heart is broken today. All my love.
Tresa Harris Matthews

Dear Rudy, So so sorry to learn of Dottie's death. I pray you will be ok. My husband died in January 2012 and I miss Jim more every day.
We had 50 wonderful years together, but some how it never seems enough. Please let me know if I can help you in anyway.
love. Tresa Harris Matthews 703-538-2794

November 18, 2012

Rudy, Jay, Joanna and families,

It has been over 44 years since I first met Dottie. I remember her being pretty, very friendly, engaging and she made me feel very comfortable. Over the years, I had the pleasure of visiting with her and Rudy on many occasions, and always found her to be consistantly the same. She was a very special person and I feel she always added a positive and warm touch to any situation. May the many fond memories of her keep you and her other loved ones company over the years to come.


Fred Vitas and family

November 17, 2012

Rudy and Dot have been valued friends for many years. Lots of good laughs and times together.Best wishes to Rudy and the Jacobs family, thinking of you. God Bless. Kevin and Linda Davis

Danna Georgis Bergseng

November 16, 2012

Joanna, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

glenda Roberts Harrison

November 15, 2012

Dearest Rudy--my most sincere sympathy for your loss.

Dayle Hesterly

November 14, 2012

Dear Rudy and Jay - There is so much to say about the Wonderful, entertaining Dottie. Thank you for trusting me to care for her. She always kissed me and hugged me, it felt amazing. May she rest in Peace and may your pain lessen with each day.