Dorothy Rose Jones

Dorothy Rose Jones

Dorothy Rose Jones, age 101, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 1, 2013. Dorothy was born May 13, 1912, in Merrimac, to Paul and Emma Gallus.

She lived in Merrimac, Sumpter Township, Prairie du Sac, and Madison. Dorothy graduated from Prairie du Sac High School in 1930, and moved to Madison to attend St. Mary’s School of Nursing.

She married William Jones on May 4, 1955. She retired from William S. Middleton VA Hospital in 1974 where she worked as a medical technician. After retirement, Dorothy tried her hand at a variety of crafts and eventually focused on painting. She taught some classes at MATC and exhibited paintings at various locations.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Richard (Beth) Corbett, of Madison; two daughters, Joanne Ahmed, of Madison, and Shelley Armstrong (friend, Paul Stock), of Fond du Lac; grandchildren, John (Becky) Corbett, of Simpsonville, S.C., David (Barbara) Ahmed, of Houston, Texas, Sharon (Joe) Holochwost, of Victoria, Texas, Andrew Herian (special friend, Casey Sabel) of Madison, and Bobby Armstrong of Fond du Lac; great grandchildren, Miriam, Rebekah, Joshua and Hannah Ahmed of Houston, Texas, Aaron Holochwost, of Victoria, Texas, Nicholas Corbett of Simpsonville, S.C., and Molly Mae Herian of Fond du Lac; and a brother-in-law, Al Sieg. She is further survived by several nephews, a niece and cousins, and many friends. She is also survived by her beloved cat, Moxie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1998; her parents, Paul and Emma Gallus; two sisters, Lillian Gallus in early childhood, and Sylvia Sieg; a brother, Robert Gallus; a sister-in-law, Ruth Gallus; and her grandson, Michael John Herian, in 2012.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., with Pastor James Shear presiding. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

The family wishes to express their appreciation for the loving and respectful care provided by Agrace, Comfort Keepers and Home Health United.

Weep not because I am no longer with you. Be joyful knowing I am with our Heavenly Father. Be diligent in the work you have to do. However, take time to observe God’s work in the mountains, forests, waters and all therein. See the lone tree in the meadow, smell the flowers, listen to music, hear birds sing. Be loving and forgiving. Most important of all, give praise and thanks to God for everything He has given you.

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