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.