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East Lawn Palms Mortuary & Cemetery

5801 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ

OBITUARY

Dorothy D. Klar

November 22, 1920August 3, 2019

Dorothy "Dot" Klar peacefully passed away on August 3, 2019, in her Mountain View Retirement Village residence at the age of 98. Dot was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Hilda and Harold Desforges on November 22, 1920. She had a variety of careers including telephone operator, WWII inspector of the vessels being built at Engles Shipyard, statistical clerk and draftsman at the New Orleans Port of Embarkation and Corps of Engineers, and a customs inspector. She spent much of her retired years sharing her Catholic faith with others. Dot was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl Klar, sister Mildred Landwehr, and granddaughter Melissa Gutierrez. She is survived by her daughters Joan Klar and husband Frank Lavia of Tucson, Jean Dugas and husband Jay of Albuquerque; grandchildren Earl Gieron, Ben Gieron and wife Brynn, Janine Burford and husband Robert, grandson-in-law Joe Gutierrez; great grandchildren Isabel, Darcy, and Ethan Gieron, Liam Czech, Sarah, & Emily Burford, Kate, & Michael Timm & wife Karen; and great great granddaughter Penelope Timm, as well as many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank the staff of Mountain View for their friendship and Casa de la Luz Hospice for the kind and gentle care they provided Dot in her last days. The funeral mass will be celebrated on August 12, 2019 at St. Odilia Catholic Church (7570 No. Paseo Del Norte) at 11:00 AM with recitation of the rosary at 10:45AM. Private interment will be at East Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Youth on Their Own, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona or charity of your choice can be made.

Services

  • Rosary Service Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, August 12, 2019

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Rosemary Perry

August 7, 2019

Dear Dottie, I will never forget our times playing cards and doing crafts together. Most of all, the lovely lunches we shared. We loved going to Red Lobster and going with our friends and craft buddies out to lunch. You always wanted fried shrimp.
I’m going to miss you so much.
Love and Peace forever.
Rosemary

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