Dorothy Etta (Parmenter) Ault

December 7, 1929June 9, 2019

Dorothy Etta (Parmenter) Ault, 89, of Gering, passed away at Regional West Medical Center on Sunday, June 9, 2019. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering with Reverend Seth Leypoldt officiating. A reception will follow at the Gering United Methodist Church. Memorials may be given to the church or the Aging Office, Gering site. Online condolences may be left at

She was born December 7, 1929 in rural Gering, Nebraska to John and Etta (Bartow) Parmenter. She was the seventh of eleven children. She attended and graduated from Melbeta School in 1948. She married James Ault on December 13, 1953. Born into this union were three children: Timothy, Kimberly, and Tanya. Dorothy and James were married for 34 years. Dorothy liked sports and attended most of her kids’ and grandkids’ games. Dorothy was known for decorating cakes for special occasions. She was a member of the church.

She is survived by her children Timothy (Kathy), Kimberly (Rollie) Hein, and Tanya (Jamison) Cawley; three grand-children Kayla (Matt) Hutsell, Kimmy Cawley, and James Cawley; three step-grandchildren Brooke (Wade) Kiefer, Amanda (Devin) Lusche, and Craig (Kacey) Hoppes; two great-grandchildren and nine step great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings are Marie Lackey, Gladys Doremus, Mildred Fitts, Don Parmenter, Doyle (Joan) Parmenter, Barbara Broderick, sister-in-law Betty Parmenter, and brother-in-law Dick Becker. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were husband James, her parents, brother Robert, sisters Janice Becker, Mable (7 years) and Doris (2 years), sister-in-law Dot, and brothers-in-law Dale Lackey, Stuart Fitts, Jerry Doremus, and Don Broderick.


  • United Methodist Church
  • Aging Office - Gering Site


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Dorothy Etta (Parmenter) Ault

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Dennis Ernest

June 17, 2019

Our sympathies in the passing of a dear neighbor, Dorothy. Although I didn't know her well, she was a constant steady influence in the neighborhood. And in earlier years was a driving force in the annual 4th of July celebrations that made our upper N Street neighborhood special. May she rest in peace, reunited with her husband and other loved ones. To the family, our condolences.
Dennis and Connie Ernest

Donna Eaton

June 14, 2019

Dorothy had a special unique, kind and gentle nature. Even though I haven’t seen her for several years I recall her warm smile and softhearted laugh at family gatherings when I traveled to Nebraska. I could always count on getting a Christmas card from her every year with a little news about her family. She has run her race, she has finished her course and has been promoted to her heavenly home. May that reality bring comfort, love and peace from the Lord Jesus Christ to her children and grandchildren. In this life she will be missed! See you soon Dorothy.

Karen Munoz

June 13, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. She was such a grand, gentle lady, always sharing a smile. May you all be comforted that she is now in the loving arms of our Savior, and having a blessed reunion with Jim and all the other loved ones. Prayers of comfort to her family.

Robert Broderick

June 11, 2019

Dearest Aunt Dorothy,
I will always remember you and your laughter. You made and decorated the best cakes..I have fond memories of you, you will be missed by many.
My condolences.
In loving memory,
Robert Broderick