Dorothy Sickles, 1906-2007

Dorothy Vout Sickles died April 20, 2007, in Cottonwood. She was born in Holly, Mich., on Oct. 29, 1906, to Clyde and Edith Vout.

As a young girl her family moved to Flint, Mich., where Dorothy went to high school. In 1926, Dorothy's family moved to Pomona, Calif., followed by a move to Phoenix three years later.

She married Lane Sickles June 12, 1929, in Phoenix. They were married for 53 years when he preceded her in death. Lane and Dorothy had two children Margaret and Lane II. In 1946 she cared for Lane II at the State Crippled Children's Hospital, where he was a patient with polio. After his recovery, Dorothy continued to work at the hospital for 15 years and then transferred to the Child Welfare Department where she worked another five years. She loved working with the children and their families.

She is survived by her daughter Margaret; five grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

Dorothy's family thanks the staff at the Country Care Home in Cottonwood for the loving care and support Dorothy ("Little Bit") was given by the staff while she was there. Dorothy's family will say good-bye in a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be given to the Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood AZ 86326 or your favorite charity. Arrangements entrusted to Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary.

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