Dorothy Fay Greening
Born: November 2, 1928 – Died: April 7, 2023
Survived by: Husband, Al
Daughters: Jan Parsons and husband, Curt
Barbara Martin and husband, Gary
Sandra Laskie and husband, Ralph
Son: Gene Greening and wife, Annette
Ten grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren
Dorothy was the youngest of eight kids, born on November 2, 1928, in Lubbock, TX. She spent her childhood years in the panhandle of Texas and met the love of her life when she was fourteen. Three years later they were married on December 21, 1945 in Andrews, TX. Their married life began in San Antonio where Al was stationed in the Army Air Corp. They moved to Floydada, TX where Jan was born, then to El Paso where Barbara and Sandra were born. Al was transferred to Gallup, NM where Gene was born. In 1956, they moved to Farmington, NM for the rest of their lives together, celebrating their 77th anniversary in December 2022.
Dot was full of life, fiercely devoted to her family and a dedicated servant to many. “Can’t” was not in her vocabulary. She was a singer, an artist, a seamstress, a private pilot, a florist and a second mom to a host of kids. One of her gifts was hospitality. Her home was always open and a place where people could quickly feel at home, whether business associates of Al, friends of her kids or people she met through church. She was an extraordinary seamstress, making clothes for the kids, uniforms for Kelly Greens and Sweet 16s, and wedding dresses. She made tailored clothes for a number of clients to supplement Al’s income. This extra income made it possible for them to retire early and spend the next 25 years traveling together, first in their airplane and later in their motorhome, either on their own or with friends. They drove to every state but Hawaii, including all the highways in Alaska and every province in Canada. They took their time traveling back roads, visiting with friends and family and just enjoying the beautiful country they loved so much. When it was time to park the motorhome, they settled back into the house they had been in since 1956 and spent their time serving the church and the community.
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