Dorothy (Dortha) Maughan Golightly. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother passed away in her daughter’s home August 24th, at the age of 95. Born February 9th 1920 in Weston, Idaho to Viola and Clifford Burbank. She married her sweetheart William Hal Golightly, December 22nd 1938 in the Salt Lake Temple, and enjoyed over 75 years of marital bliss. They were hardly ever apart and she has been very lonely and sad without his companionship for the last 10 months. She lived a life of love and service to her family; caring for everyone along the way.
Her early life in Weston, Idaho was spent helping her mother who she loved very much, and taking care of her brothers and younger sister. Her father passed away when she was 5 and they had a difficult life in Idaho being raised by their mother. It was a hard time for all of them but they loved each other and stayed close throughout their lives.
She met dad when she was 18, for him it was love at first sight, she had another boyfriend and needed a little persuading. He was very persistent and after a short time Dad won her heart and they were married soon thereafter.
Dorothy was dedicated to her children, often going wherever they were to be close to them. She was always available to care for the grandchildren and even took them on trips to places their parents couldn’t go. She was always on call to help them in any situation or circumstance, sacrificing much sometimes. Her children knew she would be there at any time. She loved to gather her children and grandchildren together on holidays. Christmas brunch was a favorite of her family and extended family. She was an excellent cook and always had a tub of cookies to share. Mom and dad would make cookies together often and many will remember her raisin filled cookies with fondness along with her Christmas omelet and one of kind homemade rolls. Dorothy shared her skills of cooking with friends everywhere she went, teaching them how to make pie crust and dinner rolls. The grandchildren knew grandma was right there when needed and they were, over the years, able to spend lots of quality time with her. During Hal and Dorothy’s time in Manila, Utah managing the Vacation Inn, children and grandkids would come and go and spend time there running around helping and just having fun with the grandparents. Grandma would take them to the lake to have picnics or across the street to play on the playground. She was always thinking of ways to entertain her grandkids.
Mom was a beautiful seamstress and sewed many things over the years for her daughters and also taught them how to sew clothing. She also knitted slippers for all of her children, grandchildren and even their friends. In her younger years she made beautiful sweaters also. We all benefited from her skills and have a collection of slippers that will hopefully last us the rest of our lives.
Dorothy was a busy woman most of her life, she worked for Castleton’s as a manager for many years and retired from there at age 60. She was very respected in that community and many woman trusted her to shop for them. She had impeccable taste and could put an outfit together that even her teenagers would like.
Survived by her children Pam (Jym), Hal (Patty), Cindy (Brad), 8 grandchildren, Thalo, Shae, Marcus, Amelia, Spencer, Max, Hal, Chris, and 7 great-grandchildren and her sister Ione Cottle. Preceded in death by her, husband, parents and brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 31st, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Valley Ridge Ward Chapel, 5823 S. 4800 W., Kearns, Utah. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the church and Monday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. also at the church. Interment will be in the Preston, Idaho Cemetery at 3 pm on Monday. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com