Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My Grandmas Obituary

Dorothy Stratton

Dorothy Louise Coe Stratton

Hurricane, Utah

Dorothy passed away peacefully on Friday May 24, 2013 at the age of 84. She was born on December 21, 1928 to Nathan Harold & Blanche Olivia (Nielson) Coe in Snowville, Utah. Dorothy's family moved to Boulder City, Nevada when she was 4 years old. There she grew up and graduated from the Boulder City High School. She married Winston G Stratton on May 2, 1947 in Boulder City, Nevada. They were later sealed in the St. George Temple. They lived in Boulder City for a while then moved to Hurricane, Utah where they lived for the rest of their lives. They enjoyed spending every summer at their cabin in Antimony, Utah.

Dorothy was tiny in stature but didn't let that get in her way. She had a spunky and feisty personality and could do about anything that she put her mind to do. She loved to garden, sew, crochet, read and collect cookbooks, make quilts and SHOP! She served in the LDS church in many positions throughout her life. She was a kind and generous person and loved to help people. But, her family was the most important thing to her. Dorothy's pride and joy were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Brian (Bernice) Stratton of Hurricane, Utah and Tracey (Lisa) Stratton of Hurricane, Utah; 15 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren; sisters: Zina (Bob) Alves and Celia (Earl) Keele; brother-in-law, Neil (Laurel) Stratton; and sister-in-laws: Naida Bess and Marlene (John) Johnson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Winston; parents, Nathan and Blanche; brothers: Harold, John, Victor & Nathan Coe; sister, Esther Pease; brother-in-law Glenn Stratton; and 1 great-grandchild, Gunner Bracken.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hurricane LDS 14th Ward Chapel, 272 South 700 West, Hurricane, Utah. Visitations will be held Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary located at 140 North Main Street and on Thursday, prior to services, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel. Interment will follow at the Hurricane City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary, (435) 635-9922. Please visit our website at for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.

A special thanks to The Hurricane Beehive Home, So. Ut. Hospice, the Hurricane 14th Ward and the many neighbors, friends and family who were always so kind to her.