Dorothea Mae Fullam Rowe (Grandma Dot) a long time resident and pillar of the community, passed away on Aug. 29 2015 at Grover C. Dils Medical Center in Caliente.
Born in 1921 in Ogden, Utah, she was raised along the railroad lines living in outfit cars. She met the love her life, George Rowe, in Elgin, NV, and they were married in 1940. They settled in Caliente shortly thereafter, and raised four beautiful children who would grow to be leaders in the community.
Dot was an amazing cook and started working at the Nevada Girl’s Training Center in 1962, which late because the Caliente Youth Center. During her career she helped create the Grover C. Dils Ladies Auxiliary Thrift Store, which not only benefits many families in the community, but also donates all proceeds to support the long term patients. After her husband, George Rowe, passed in 1992, Dot took over the U.S. Mail delivery to many residents throughout the canyon.
She enjoyed long rides down the canyon and spending many occasions at the family cabins; but above all, she loved hosting and being surrounded by many family and friends.
She survived by and left a legacy of four children; Lavette Lee, Tommy Rowe(Peggy), Steve Rowe (Jaelyn), and Millie FitzSimons (Patrick). She had 16 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren… give or take a few.
A celebration of her life was held on Sept. 10, 2015 in Caliente.