Dorothy Mildred BAGSHAW

January 10, 1929May 16, 2018

Dorothy Mildred Strain Bagshaw, Mesa, AZ, age 89 died on 5/16/2018 at Lund Home Hospice of the Valley in Gilbert, AZ. Her memorial service will be held on 6/11/18, at 1:00pm at Fellowship Square, 6945 E. Main Street (Bldg 5, 2nd floor Activity Room), Mesa, AZ 85207. Cremains burial service will be held on 8/11/18, at 11:00am, at the family plot, Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Indiana.

Dottie graduated from Monitor High School, Tippecanoe Co. Indiana. She attended Manchester University, graduated from Illinois State University, later teaching elementary school in central Illinois. On June 22, 1952, at Pyrmont EUB Church, Carroll Co. Indiana, she married Farrell M. Bagshaw, who preceded her in death on 3/3/2016.

Surviving are daughters Karen Bagshaw Knight, Janet Bagshaw Rogers and honorary daughter Dr. Monique Johnson, granddaughter Samantha J. Rogers Ferguson (Aaron), grandson Brian A. Rogers (Kelley). Honorary children Tsao-Ming and Mary Wei, honorary grandchildren, Alan, Jason (Lingjie) Wei, honorary grandson Kirk Mikel, great grandson, Vincent Ferguson, honorary great granddaughter Elizabeth Wei and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by son, Brian Farrell Bagshaw.

Memorials to American Cancer Society-Reach to Recovery Program, PO. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. or https:


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Kathie Ponder

May 20, 2018

Aunt Dottie was very special to me. She always made me feel loved. She shared many childhood stories and understood the importance of connecting generations. I loved exchanging recipes with her. I treasure her writings and the family memoriabial she generously shared with our family. Aunt Dottie was my husband, Lance Evan (named after Dottie and Evelyn Strains father) Ponder, and as just connected the sister of Lances amazing mother, Evelyn Strain Ponder. I was planning to call Aunt Dottie on Mother's Day and I did not get it done. My heart breaks now for that. I am happy that Aunt Dottie and Uncle Farrell are together again, but yet I feel a loss. May God bring peace and comfort to the family members left behind. We all want, just that one more visit. Aunt Dottie was a survivor and never gave up hope as she fought the good fight until the end. Love Kathie

Cindy Fuess

May 19, 2018

The memories I have of this woman are unbelievable. We had special names for each other. She was Uncle Dottie and I was Cindy Jones. I spent many hours at the Bagshaw home in Hudson. She always fried chicken for me!! She loved me like I was one of her girls!! Our families knew each other in 1960 and remained friends until the present. We also had a "small world" connection with a mutual friend. I am so grateful that Uncle Dottie was part of my life. To Karen, Janet, and Monique, my sincerest sympathies go to you!! Huge hugs.

Patty Strain Foster

May 19, 2018

Aunt Dottie was a great lady in so many ways. What I remember most as a child is the way she would speak to us in the same way as she would to an adult. This gave me a feeling of worth and acceptance, which every person, regardless of age, needs. Love you, dear lady.