Dorothy B. Boschert Ladd

November 24, 1926February 10, 2010

Devoted wife of 49 years to the late Charles Barron Ladd, M.D.; cherished mother of Joanne M., Charles B. Jr. (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Robert J. (Santa Fe, NM) and Lawrence J. (Kansas City, MO) Ladd; beloved daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Boschert; dear sister of Mary Anne (the late Thomas) Manning, Joseph (Janice) Boschert and the late Ralph (Cissy) Boschert and sister-in-law of the late Joe (Hedy) Ladd; our dear aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Dorothy graduated from St. Elizabeth Academy High School and was one of the first graduates from Saint Louis University School of Physical Therapy.

Funeral from Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa at Watson on Mon. Feb. 15, 2010 at 9:30 AM to Seven Holy Founders Catholic Church for Funeral Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 AM. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. If desired, please make donations to Queen of Peace Center, Attn: Patricia Seeler, 325 No. Newstead (63108). Visitation will be held at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary on Sun. from 4-8:00 PM. Condolences may be offered at


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Maure & Larry Scholl

February 18, 2010

Our thoughts are with you and your family. I always heard such wonderful stories about your mother, think of them during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.

Frank Manning

February 17, 2010

Words can’t express how much Dotsy meant to me, and how much she’ll be missed. It’s like the difference between a clear lake in the mountains and the words used to describe it. My first memory of Dotsy is when my brother Pat and I were riding in her convertible after she took us to Ten Commandments when we were kids. We went back to her home, and I remember being excited when she played My Fair Lady. Dotsy had so much spirit and energy, and a way of expressing herself with charm, tact, and clarity. She was a great traveling companion with my Mom – bringing the Austin America out to Los Angeles one summer when I worked there, going to Denver and Mesa Verde, visiting my family’s second home in New Hampshire, traveling to Ireland with siblings, and traveling to Norway, Sweden, and Russia. I remember Dotsy and Chuck visiting my Beacon Hill home 25 years ago or so, walking up part of the hill and then up 2 ½ flights of steps. She was tired, but she kept her spirit. Dotsy always made me feel relaxed and energized. She left great memories, positive karma, and wonderful children. We won’t forget her.

Pat Seeler

February 16, 2010

Your mom's funeral mass was beautiful. I am sorry I did not get a chance to introduce myself. I always looked forward to seeing your mom at our committee meetings and fundraising events. I have notified our Board of Directors and Committees that your mom served on and am receiving beautiful sentiments. Dottie will be missed. Pat Seeler, Director of Development, Queen of Peace Center

Linda Welker

February 14, 2010

Joanne, You and your brothers are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I had the privilege of getting to know yur mom a little better over the past few weeks. She was a treasure.

Michelle Lage

February 14, 2010

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

February 13, 2010

Paul Mueller & Kathy: We are very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom was a wonderful lady.

Robin Wiebe

February 13, 2010

My deepest sympathies for your family. As your sorrow melts into memories, those good times will be what you cherish. Dottie was a great friend to all of you, and you were blessed.

Cathy & Mark Miller

February 12, 2010

Charles, Joanne, Larry, & Bobby: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Dottie will be missed. She always had something great to say about each of you anytime we saw her.

Lana Seibert

February 12, 2010

Joanne, my heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Dotty was such a wonderful lady who always had a smile to share with everyone she met. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jo Kinkead

February 12, 2010

I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Ladd through her son, Charles in Ft. Laud. She was such a lovely lady and I am pleased to have known her. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.