Mrs. Dorothy Mossman Stephens
- June 14, 1921 - April 18, 2012
- Vacaville, California
of Dorothy's Passing
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“Its been 1 year today, it still feels like just yesterday. They say it gets easier with time, but i don't think so just like with my mom, I think...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Sherri - Vacaville, CA
Not a day goes by that i don't think of you, Saturdays are especially hard, I miss walking into Emeritus and seeing you right there...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Sherri - Vacaville, CA
“I miss you mom. It's almost your 91st birthday and it is still hard for me to believe I can't just call you. Love You!
3 of 10 | Posted by: Beth - Daughter
“All my love & condolences to the Kadi/Mossman family....
Thank you for sharing all the stories & memories of gramma over the years... I felt like I...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Nadja & girls - Vacaville, CA
“Thoughts and Prayers go out to everyone who are feeling this great loss!May she rest in peace in Heaven with Her family!
5 of 10 | Posted by: Pam and Jim Murphy - Bartow, FL
“I loved and will miss my Auntie Dorothy tremendosly. I will mis our weekly phone calls. She was quite a gal and we had so much fun together!
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jackie Wenzel - Clayton, CA
“Our deepest sympathy for the entire family.
7 of 10 | Posted by: Joe and Bernice Malta - Vacaville, CA
Our sincerest condolances to you and your family.
8 of 10 | Posted by: Linda and Butch Shaw - Roseville, CA
“Our Mossman Ohana from Florida are sending all our Blessing and Love to Sherri and the Family.
9 of 10 | Posted by: Leilani Avon Longbons - Melbourne, FL
“My condolences to Sherri and her family. It is wonderful to have such great memories of a special woman.
10 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Ridley - San Jose, CA
Dorothy (Dot) was born on June 14, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the oldest of 5 children, and she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Edward Stephens, her parents, Henry and Emma Mossman, her sisters, Betty Mossman Styles, Ann Mossman Riggs, and brother, Bill Mossman.
While serving in the Coast Guard during WWII and stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, Dorothy met her future husband, Andrew,(Steve) Stephens, prior to starting a family they moved to Hapeville, Georgia; eventually relocating to Santa Clara, California in 1957. Dorothy worked 30 years for NASA at Moffett Field in Mountain View, CA, until she retired in 1982.
As a Grandma, Dorothy always loved having a house full of kids. In the summertime, her pool was always full, from her grandkids, to the neighborhood kids, everyone called her Grandma. She loved bowling and played on leagues for years and she always had her Circleword puzzle books close at hand. She loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. Dorothy loved telling her stories to anyone who would listen about her life and all she has done.
She is survived by her 3 children: Andrew Stephens (Maggie), Elizabeth Stephens Lamers (Larry), and Hank Stephens (Karen).
9 grandchildren: Sherri Stephens Kadi, Andrew Stephens Jr., Michael MacArthur (Hasbleidy), Mark MacArthur (Cheri), Stephen Lamers, Brad Stephens (Kristen), Adam Stephens (Stacey) , Shannon Stephens, Shawn Stephens (Heidi).
13 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah, and Christopher Kadi, Joshua Stephens, Taylor, Aidan, and Colin MacArthur, Bryan Rodriguez -MacArthur, Levi and Nolan Stephens, Avery Stephens, Peyton Stephens and Porter Stephens.
She is also survived by her youngest sister, Marion Wood and numerous nieces and nephews.