Dorothy Jane Capps

December 5, 1924August 10, 2017

Dorothy Capps of Tempe, Arizona, passed away August 10, 2017 at the age of ninety- two. Dorothy was born December 5, 1924 to Harry and Emma Rees in the Bronx, New York, and graduated from Christopher Columbus High School. She left New York for Arizona in 1950, where she met the love of her life, Forrest Capps. They married in 1952 and Dorothy bore two sons, Steven Forrest Capps of Shalimar, Florida, and Casey William Capps of Tempe, Arizona. Dorothy's husband, Forrest passed away in 1964, leaving Dorothy to raise her two boys alone. Her strength of spirit, love of life, and wisdom will be missed as she provided the solid and reassuring presence needed to guide her sons through school, college, and life. After retiring from Arizona Public Service, Dorothy spent her retirement years donating her time to her church and helping those less fortunate. Dorothy is survived by her sons, Steven and Casey; daughter-in-law, Judy; grandchildren, Trevor, Jarryd, and Ashleigh; and great grandchildren, Alyssa, Alayna, Asher and Greighton. She was a blessing to each and everyone who knew her and her Spirit and Strength will remain in our hearts forever...A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:30 a.m. at Resthaven Carr-Tenney Memorial Gardens, 4310 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042. Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven / Carr-Tenney Mortuary, Phoenix, AZ.


  • Graveside Services Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dorothy Jane Capps

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August 17, 2017

Randy Krutckoff

August 16, 2017

We have another Angel to watch over us. We will still miss her. Her Spirit will always be with us!

Jim/Joyce Ryan

August 16, 2017

Dorothy was a beautiful,, happy lady who always had kind words for you and about anyone else. She will be greatly missed by all.

Judy Capps

August 16, 2017

Dorothy was a beautiful & loving second mother to me! She will be dearly missed by many! I know she will be missed by all of my family.

Derringer Martinez

August 15, 2017

A Mother's legacy is the revealed through her children. Dorothy Jane Capps can be proud of the way that her family has responded to this loss. Once again, please accept my sincere sympathies.

Casey Capps

August 13, 2017