Dorothy A. Spicer

April 23, 1919 - July 4, 2016
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Dorothy was born in Lancaster, MN, the daughter of Anton and Ragna (Braathen) Anderson. A member of the 1937 graduating class of LHS, she moved to California after high school and married Bill Spicer in August of 1942. After the birth of her two children, she began work for Alameda County as a tax clerk and worked there until her retirement in 1980. Dorothy was an active lifetime member of the Bethany/Lutheran Church of the Cross in Berkeley, enjoyed hiking with the Berkeley Hills Hiking Club and a member of the Retired Alameda County Employees Association. She loved to bowl, spend time with family and celebrate her Swedish/Norwegian heritage by cooking her favorite family meals at Christmas time. In her final years, care was provided by the Mayon Board and Care Home of Concord and most recently Vitas Hospice of Walnut Creek.

Survived by daughter Carol L. Spicer of Martinez; son James A. Spicer and wife Marynell of Albany; granddaughter Diana Rivera and husband Rick of Concord and their two children, Alyssa and Anthony; grandson Greg Leonard and wife Stacey of Martinez and their two children, Caitlyn and Jackson. She was preceded in death by her two husbands William H. Spicer (1971) and Rolf H. Haasarud (1985) as well as her seven siblings.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16th at Sunset View Chapel in El Cerrito at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the charity of your choice.

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Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm

Sunset View Mortuary


101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

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Born: April 23, 1919
Died: July 4, 2016

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Jan Mc Ewen posted on 7/10/16

September 2002 shortly after the passing of my father in Nevada, I went to California and went out to dinner with my Aunt Dorothy who is also my God Mother. We went to a little coffee shop on Solono Street Albany , where my father had grown up ! Just me and her... and special memories. Barry Rector


Jan Mc Ewen posted on 7/10/16

My special memory is a collage of life time images filled with ice cream, swings, roller skates, Aunt Dorothy in her apron cooking the most splendid meals. The hostess with the mostess ~ especially when it came to prayers and family history ~ stories of family history to be passed on down to all the generations.


Jan Mc Ewen posted on 7/10/16

The year 2000 at my mother in laws home in Dayton Nevada, Dorothy , and James and MaryNell, plus my friend Shoe, of course Jan and her dad Bob were there too. We were celebrating the New Year with poppers! It was also her sister Dale's Birthday...so big sister Dorothy picked up a popper and teashed Dale with it... like she was going to POP it right there in front of her face, in the house... this was so funny cause she was teasing and it was ~ well like you would have had to have been there. Now every New Year we have poppers... and just the other day we lit off a big popper for Aunt Dorothy and this humorous memory. Pretty sure she heard it up there.... Frank Mc Ewen