Dorothy "Dottie" Snyder Macy, 90, Minot, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at ManorCare Health Services in Minot after living a long, God-centered life.
Dottie, as she preferred to be called, was born on Nov. 16, 1922, in Knightstown, Ind., as an only child to Carl and Myrle (Palmas) Snyder. She was raised on a small farm near Knightstown and graduated from Cambridge City High School in 1940. After high school, she attended one year of business school and briefly worked in civil service during World War II. She met her husband, James Gilbert Macy, in high school and they were united in marriage on Jan. 25, 1944. They moved to various locations in Indiana and Texas and finally settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1963.
In 2006, Dottie and her husband moved to Minot to be closer to their son and daughter-in-law and grandsons. James died Dec. 31, 2006. Dottie resided at the Wellington Assisted Living Center for six years and enjoyed her view of the lake, with all the wildlife and the friends she made there. She participated in Bible studies as well as the choir while she was a resident there. She loved the warm, friendly people of North Dakota and the beautiful skies and sunshine.
Dottie always lived her life as a strong Christian wife, mother and grandmother each day. Her family misses her dearly, but they know she is with their sovereign, triune God in heaven because of her faith in Jesus Christ alone. She is joyfully reunited in heaven with her Christian husband of nearly 63 years. She was a wonderful model of a Christian lady in faith and practice. Her children and grandchildren loved her dearly.
Her loving family includes: daughter, Linda (Tom) Simpson, of Evansville, Ind.; son, Bob (Candy) Macy, Minot; four grandchildren, Ann (Kelly) Marley, Matt Simpson, Forrest (Naomi) Macy and Daniel Macy; six great-grandchildren, Elisabeth, Hannah, Caroline, Nathaniel, Lillian and Verity Marley.
Dottie was preceded in death by her parents and husband, James.
Celebration of Life service: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Trinity Evangelical Free Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Will take place on Wednesday, one hour prior to the service, in the church.
Memorials: Are preferred to Trinity Church, Minot.
(Arrangements entrusted with Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.)
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome. com).