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Dorothy Losee

December 2, 1923 ~ March 18, 2020 (age 96)

Obituary

Dorothy Inglis Losee passed away peacefully at home on March 18 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Arthur Jarrell Losee.

Mrs. Losee was born on December 2, 1923, the only child of Helen Blanchard Inglis and David Donaldson Inglis.  She graduated from the Hampton, Iowa High School and then attended Monticello College. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1945 where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

On September 3, 1946 she married Arthur Jarrell Losee in the First Congregational Church in Hampton, Iowa.  After Mr. Losee obtained his law degree at the University of Oklahoma they moved to Artesia, New Mexico where they lived for 60 years.  Dorothy moved to La Vida Llena in Albuquerque in 2010 to be near her daughters.  Dorothy believed in a positive outlook always, as reflected in her wide circle of friends and her volunteer work.

Dorothy was an active member of the Artesia community, a sister in PEO.  She served as President of the alter guild of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  She was also President of the Artesia Library Association, a volunteer “pink lady” at Artesia General Hospital, a member of the Animal Humane Society and a member of Chapter J of the PEO sisterhood.  She was a Brownie and a Girl Scout leader.

Dorothy and Jerry enjoyed tennis and golfing at the Artesia and Alto County Clubs over many summers.  Dorothy and Jerry were world travelers, enjoying long days at sea and driving through Britain and France, sometimes with hilarious results.

She is survived by her two daughters who loved her dearly, Elizabeth (Buff) and her husband Stephen Garrett, Ann and her husband Mark Pike.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, who called her Grandmother:  Claire, Georgia, Katie and Steve; and by her great grand-children, Lucia, Christian and Ben Herbst and Addie and Ryan Baker.  She will be terribly missed by her family.

 

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