Colleen Ann DOBBS

March 9, 1933December 3, 2020

Colleen was born 3/9/1933 in Decatur, Illinois to father Anthony Grossman and mother Sylvia Copsey-Grossman.

Graduated from Decatur High School in 1951.

Married 10/24/1953 to Duane H. Dobbs who passed away in September 2010.

Retired from Kraft / Heinze Corporation July 31,1992 after 20 years of service.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Vincentian and Volunteer.

Sun Valley Lodge Volunteer.

Sun Health Auxiliary Volunteer

Colleen’s smile and kindness would light up a room. Her laughter was infectious. She was the proverbial energizer bunny, always having the time and energy to help others in need or just share a moment of joy to make someone’s day a bit more special. Truly a non-stop servant of the Lord.

Colleen was an artist with pen, pencil and paint. She also taught herself piano. Back in her Kraft days she used to enjoy hosting and attending Bunco parties with her friends from work. The competition was fierce and she was a strong competitor. She absolutely adored baking all kinds of goodies, especially for Christmas. Her signature divinity candy was the best. She loved to play miniature golf and became quite good at it, winning some local Sun City tournaments.

Colleen’s love and dedication to her family was beyond reproach. She was most certainly the glue that kept her family together and will be sorely missed.

Colleen is survived by her son Douglas E Dobbs (60), son David H. Dobbs (65), daughter-in-law Jane E. Mitchell-Dobbs (60), grandson Zachary H. Dobbs (33) and granddaughter Bridget C. Dobbs (26).

Funeral Services will be held on Friday 1/15/2021 at 11:00 AM at Saint Patrick Catholic Church 10815 N 84th Street in Scottsdale, Arizona. The family is requesting donations to be sent to The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Charities. Their phone number is 602 850-6926

Additionally, Colleen is interned at Sunland Memorial Park 15826 Del Webb Boulevard. Sun City AZ 85351 in the Haven of Dedication Wall LL niche 1257. You may pay your respects there although it is recommended that you do not use GPS. Directions to the facility and the dedication wall may be obtained from Sunland at (623) 933-0161.


  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, January 15, 2021


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Ann Zeisset

January 16, 2021

I was proud to call Colleen my Godmother. She was my cousin, but more than that, we were more like sisters as I was growing up. Colleen and her family visited us nearly every weekend since we had a TV back in those days. I was always so happy to be near her.
Colleen was the most lovely, kind, happy, loving person. She never had a negative word, or probably even a thought. She was so positive in her attitude. You could just feel the warmth and love radiate from her. She and her husband always kept you laughing also. They raised two awesome sons.
It always hurt to have her so far away when they moved to Arizona, but we were able to visit her several times, and we kept in touch with phone calls. I will so miss those calls. Rest in peace my dear Colleen. We will miss you so much. Enjoy your family up in Heaven. And to your family still here on earth, my deepest condolences. She was truly one of a kind.

Leslie Miller

January 15, 2021

I first met Colleen on a beautiful morning after the Widow’s Mass at Saint Paul. I was attending with my mom to honor my dad’s passing. Colleen was just the most angelic, sweetest person I had ever met. My mom and her quickly became friends and my mom and her went to mass together frequently ever since. Every time she and mom met up she asked about me. She was a beautiful lady. God Bless Colleen.