Dorothy Mae Roche
June 22, 1933---August 2, 2021
Dorothy M. Roche, 88, passed away peacefully in Sun City, AZ where she had resided since 1980. Dorothy was born in Hibbing, Minnesota and graduated from Hibbing High School before moving to California with her mother. She graduated from California State University, Chico in 1957. She taught in Napa and Daly City, California before moving back to Hibbing where she taught Kindergarten from 1960-1965. She then moved to teach in Winnepeg, Canada, Brisbane, Australia, and Frannie, Wyoming before retiring from teaching in Wittmann, Arizona.
Dorothy loved traveling, curling, crocheting, reading, and volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul in Sun City, AZ.
Dorothy is survived by her sisters-in-law, Helen (Nasi) Roche and Carol (Brown) Roche Koivunen and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Carrie (MeKash) Dolezel Roche, sister Marie (Roche) Ryan, brother Arnold Dolezel and six Roche brothers; Francis, David, Henry, George, Clarence, and Richard.
Funeral services for Dorothy will be 11:00 am, Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing. The Rev. Fr. Daniel Weiske will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Visitation will be from 10:30 am until the 11:00 am funeral Mass at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery of Hibbing. Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.
Please send donations to Dorothy's favorite charity, St. Vincent De Paul or a charity of your choice.