I found out way after the fact that Dottie Moffett Butler died unexpectedly at her home in San Diego, California, on Wednesday, July 5, 2006.
Also I learnt that Dottie was born July 8, 1955, in Daytona Beach. At the age of seven her family moved to Chickasha, Oklahoma, and then, several years later, moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma. Dottie graduated from Ardmore High School.
During her junior year she was a Rotary Exchange student to South Africa. I met her after that when she was back in OK in 1973. She returned to South Africa to earn her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where we met up once.
With her obituary I found out she had gone on to earn her master’s degree in psychology from East Central University in Ada, Okla. As a psychologist, Dottie was a compassionate and caring counselor whose gift for helping others through difficult times will long be remembered. Dottie is survived by her husband, Dr. Harrison Butler, San Diego; her mother, Dorothy Moffett McCall, Durham N.C.; her sister, Dale Moffett, Cary, N.C.; two brothers, David Moffett and his wife Mary, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Denny Moffett and his wife Mary, Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. J. Denny Moffett Jr. (Her mother Dorothy McCall, Durham, NC. passed away more recently in 2014, aged 88).
Remembrance services for Dottie were held in San Diego and on Mt. Desert Island in Maine, where Dottie and family had vacationed. (The information provided by Haigh-Black Funeral Home).
Devastated. Too soon! Dottie was a very special lady. I knew her only for a couple years, in Oklahoma, in Cape Town, and on a trip through Canada with her twin sister Dale and her very good friend Sherry Porter, but she was unforgettable – her heart, her laugh, her sincerity and much else . . .
Dottie with Jim Patterson of Apache OK in the Sangre de Christo mountains NM 1973.
Dottie in Montreal 1973