Dorothy Blanche Vines

March 15, 1933August 22, 2017

Long time Riverdale resident, Dorothy Blanche Vines, age 84, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Dorothy was born in Swampscott, Massachusetts on March 15, 1933 to Charles Howard & Dorothy Gage Pope. At 16 years of age, Dorothy and her family, sisters Mary, Linda Mae and brother Charles Jr (Buddy) moved to Long Beach, California. This is where she met the love of her life Vernon F Vines, while he was serving in the United States Navy. They married April 15, 1951, and moved to the Vines family farm in Riverdale. During their 44 years of marriage Dorothy and Vern found a passion in antique barbwire and bell collecting. As their love and family grew, with their three daughters, Patti, Carol and Verna Lee, they had many exciting adventures fishing, camping and horseback riding. Dorothy was a homemaker, worked at Riverdale Free Press, Receptionist at Lyle’s College of Beauty, Secretary in their own business, Nu~Vin Trucking, but most of all, she was our teacher. Nanny taught all of her children and grandchildren to do what they love and to love what they do. Whether it be gardening, raising animals or even part-icipating in sporting events, she encouraged them to always do their best. She poured all of her love into her children and grandchildren. They were her blessings, she cherished so much.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and beloved husband Vernon Fred Vines. Survived by her sisters, Mary Zehra of Buena Park, CA, Linda Abernathy and husband Larry of Valley Springs, CA, brother Buddy Pope of Southern California. She also leaves 7 nephews, 5 nieces, 4 great-nephews, 5 great-nieces, 1 great-great niece & 1 great-great-nephew. Her daughters, Patti-Lynne Eaton of Polson, MT, Carol Reddington and her husband Lance of Riverdale, CA and Verna Nunes and her husband Joey, of Riverdale, CA, grandchildren Shane Hall and wife Lisa, Stacy Noyes, Jodi Maggini and husband Mike, Shawn O’Brien and wife Kristin, John Nunes and wife Karly, Billy Eaton and wife Crystal, great-grandchildren, Harley Hall, Siarah O’Brien, Mikayla Maggini, Mitchel Maggini, Kelsey Hall, Stone O’Brien, Dalton Noyes, Kylie Nunes, Jordan Noyes and Keira Rose Nunes. We also cannot forget her great-grandfurbabies, Molly, Max and Cali Eaton.

We will be having a private service at their special place, in the Sierra Mountains.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that you make contributions in the remembrance of Dorothy, to The Alzheimer’s Association; Help find a Cure!

Services by People’s Funeral Chapel 559-584-5591.


  • Private Services Will Be Held By The Family


Dorothy Blanche Vines

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