Obituary of Dorothy Peavy |

Obituary of Dorothy Peavy

Dorothy Peavy’s beautiful soul was lifted up to heaven early on July 4, 2017.

She was born July 14, 1930 in El Reno, Oklahoma. She moved with her parents to California in 1937. As “Okies”, they lived in a tent in the Tustin City Square until World War II came along, when her father got a job in the Kaiser Ship Factory in Long Beach. After the war, she moved to Tracy, where she finished high school and then attended the College of the Pacific, graduating in 1952. There, she met the love of her life, George Peavy, and they were married in 1951. After George finished military service, they settled in Grass valley, where she taught at Hennessy School. When her two boys came along, she became a full-time mom.

She took up running and finished many races, including marathons. Her biggest assets were her willingness to help any and all, and her infectious enthusiasm. No one could ever say she was not a passionate person.

She loved traveling, and wrote many articles of her worldwide travels with George. She leaves behind sons George David and Mike, daughters-in-law Suzanne and Katherine and grandsons Aaron, Cameron and Joshua. She was preceded in death by her husband George, in September 2016.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Grass Valley, as well as active at Sierra Presbyterian church in Nevada City

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 28 at the United Methodist Church in Grass Valley, 236 S. Church St.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to either the Interfaith Food Ministry or to the Hospitality House in Grass Valley.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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