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Dorothy C. Gilbreth

October 1, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.
Dorothy C. Gilbreth - Submitted photo

Dorothy C. Gilbreth, 90, of Hot Springs, died Sept. 28, 2022.

She was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Blanset, Ark., to the late Leroy and Telitha May (Shipman) Long.

Dorothy retired from Lake Catherine Shoe Factory and was a member of Lake Hamilton Assembly of God Church. She was an extraordinary cook, gardener and seamstress. She was known for her homemade pies. What made her feel solace and joy was caring for and touching the land surrounding her home. Dorothy's favorite places were her home and her church (her sanctuaries).

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Grady "Joe" Gilbreth; her daughter, Doris "Jane" Jones; her brothers, Dewey Long, Roy Long, Delbert Long and Everett Long; and sister, Lucille Isom.

Survivors include her son, Larry (Cathy) Gilbreth of Hot Springs; daughter, Joy (Timothy) Haerens of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; grandsons: Scott (Aimee) Gilbreth of Dumas, Matthew Haynes of Mountain Pine, Joshua (Maggie) Brown of Mountain Pine and Shane Ward of Mountain Pine; granddaughters: Keli (Rick) Greathouse of Hot Springs, Keri (Angelo) Bryant of Hot Springs, Ginger McEarl of Alexander, Emily (Mario) Kiresich of Lakewood, Calif.; 25 great- and great-great-grandchildren; brothers: Olen (Angie) Long of Mountain Pine and Nolen Long of Hot Springs; sisters, twin sister, Doris McConnell of Hot Springs and Helen Buffington, of Mountain Pine.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Doug Adams will officiate and grandson, the Rev. Scott Gilbreth, will speak for the family.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Kolasch, Jonathon Elmore, Charles Williams, Tim Griffith and Randy Radley.

Dorothy was particularly grateful to her church community at Lake Hamilton Assembly of God Church, who have loved her and prayed with her and for her persistently. Their service to God, blessings and love for one another model a life-in-Christ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake Hamilton Assembly of God Church Youth Building Fund.

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