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Dorothy Carver
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Dorothy was born in Brady, Texas, the only child of Clyde Albert and A. Maurine (Meadows) Eskew. She married the love of her life, John James Carver, on February 26, 1944. They were married for only 19 days before he was sent overseas and was gone 18 months. They celebrated 63 years of marriage before John's death. Their children are: John (Wendy), Sheila Bentley (Gary), Chuck, and Dave. She also has four grandchildren: Christine English Skinner (Dave), Scott English, Robyn Carver, and Jessica Carver.

Dorothy graduated from high school in Freeport, TX, at age 15. She had one year of college at Southern Oregon before her marriage and was an instructor at Rutherford Business College, Dallas, where she was younger than many of her students. She was the secretary to Adolph Coors in Golden, CO, while John attended Colorado School of Mines after his service in World War II. Always a strong supporter of the importance of education, she joked about taking 20 years to finish her own college degree. She was a student at Southern Oregon College before marriage, then took 20 years off to raise her family, before finally earning a B.A. from the University of Utah in 1968, and an MA from Cal State College at Hayward in 1970.

After completing her college degree, she started a lengthy teaching career, first as instructor of English at the College of Eastern Utah, Price, then as instructor of speech at Modesto, CA Jr. College, 1970-71, and instructor of personal development for men and women at Heald Business College, Oakland, CA. She also served as dean of curriculum at Heald in Walnut Creek, CA. Additionally, she served as a communication consultant at Oakland Army Base, Crocker Bank, U.S. Steel, I. Magnin, and Clorox. For her many accomplishments, she was listed in Who's Who in American Women.

A strong supporter of her community, Dorothy was very involved, often in leadership positions, in a variety of community organizations. She was a member of the Governor's Conference on Higher Education in Utah, active in various community drives, and judged elections in Utah. She was a member of AAUW, Business and Professional Women's Club, the National Association of Deans and Women administrators, Delta Kappa Gamma, Soroptimist International, and the Senior Center of Walnut Creek, CA.

Dorothy had a lively sense of humor, loved to play cards, spend time with family and friends, and loved the family pets. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Humane Society in Walnut Creek, the American Cancer Society, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Walnut Creek, CA, or a charity of your choosing.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 23, at 1:00 p.m,. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1924 Trinity Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

1924 Trinity Ave
Walnut Creek, CA 94596


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