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Dorothy J. Terry

July 12, 1930 — October 30, 2022


Dorothy J. Terry

Dorothy J. Terry, 92, of Carlsbad, NM passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born on July 12, 1930, in Benton, IL to Hagel and Olive Summers.


Cremation has taken place, and the family will have private services. Interment will be at the Carlsbad Cemetery in Carlsbad, NM. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Dorothy was a fun-loving person with lots of energy. She was very talented at playing the piano and organ, and enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino, and reading her horoscope. Dorothy loved being outside and always attended to her garden. Her grandchildren always remember all the turtles that would be in her backyard. She most of all loved being with her family, cooking delicious meals for everyone, and her precious dogs Rocky and Reggy. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.


Dorothy was preceded in death by her father, Hagel Summers; mother, Olive (Knight) Summers; first husband, Robert O. Garriott; second husband, Bill Terry; two grandchildren: Kelly White and Josie Garriott; and two siblings: Barbara Summers and Kenneth Summers.


Dorothy is survived by her three children: Paula Dodrill and husband, David of Carlsbad, NM; Janet Dodson and husband, Tommy of Carlsbad, NM; and Robert Garriott and wife, Missy of Carlsbad, NM; six grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren; two brothers: Harry Summers and wife, Carolyn of Illinois; and Larry Summers and wife, Gloria of Tennessee; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.


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