Dorothy Mae Herbertson (May 12, 1922 - March 27, 2024)

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Dorothy Mae Herbertson
  • May 12, 1922
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  • March 27, 2024

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Dorothy Mae Herbertson was the youngest of six siblings, all others preceding her in death, born to Caroline Elizabeth “Carrie” (Rohrbach) & Henry Aaron Mutti of California, Missouri on May 12, 1922. She first attended the University of Missouri at Columbia and then pursued nursing at Jewish (Barnes) Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in December 1943 during WWII and was then assigned to duty as a second lieutenant at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

She married Cecil James Herbertson and had one child, June, who survives her. Dorothy later attended the University of Colorado earning subsequent degrees in nursing and psychology. She then practiced as a child psychologist in Thornton Colorado public schools. Upon her retirement, she volunteered in an elementary school literacy program as well as continuing her interests in traveling, bridge, golf, and skiing with the Over the Hill Gang. After 75 years of residency in Colorado, she moved to Fort Myers, FL in October of 2018 to be with her daughter.

Dorothy will be interred in the family plot at the Rohrbach Cemetery in California, Missouri. Please direct any charity or donations to The Salvation Army which she explained, “always helped soldiers.”

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  1. Marilyn Getsch says:
    09 Apr 2024
    Aunt Dottie was an inspiration to so many. She had a zest for life, and loved people… her enthusiasm for whatever cause was always contagious. She stayed physically and mentally fit, and she was a joy to be around. She was a people person.

    She was easy to talk to, and was loved by young and old. She made us smile and could keep any conversation going. She loved her family, and she was simply a very good woman with a heart of gold. I believe she wrote the definition for kindness and she walked the talk. God bless you, Aunt Dottie and so very sorry to everyone for your loss. Sincerely, Marilyn and Ed Getsch

  2. Kent Campbell says:
    08 Apr 2024
    So long for now, Aunt Dottie. We’ll see you again in Paradise. Rest easy.

  3. Ann Vaughn says:
    07 Apr 2024
    Dottie was an inspiration and role model for all of us who knew her in the Brookdale Sunday Chapel. She was there every Sunday since we started hosting this service via First Assembly of God, Summerlin Road, Ft Myers, Care Facilities Outreach. She was always upbeat and such a positive attitude about life and God and she knew where she was going at death......straight path to Heaven. We miss her so much,
    We count it a privilege to call her friend.
    Cindy Schwarz and Ann Vaughn

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    30 Mar 2024


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