Celebrating her one-year anniversary at Fieldstone Memory Care Issaquah, Dorothy is easy to pick out as she is always sporting an outfit in her favorite color—purple! Dorothy’s early years were spent on the family cotton farm deep in the heart of Texas, where she and her two siblings would help out with whatever needed to be done. When she was around 10, the family moved to nearby Abilene, where she graduated high school as a two-time State Doubles Tennis Champion.
After high school, while working at a local car dealership, she met her future husband, Lowell, when he came in to buy a car. It was love at first sight—in fact, her two children still have the purchase invoice from Dorothy and Lowell’s “first date” tucked away.
Lowell was a pilot, first flying C-130 cargo planes stateside and in tours in Vietnam, then later professionally, as a pilot for Northwest Airlines. This allowed Dorothy to travel, and the whole family would set off on adventures around the world—although her favorite location was always Paris, France.
Sadly, Dorothy lost Lowell to leukemia in 2017, and she moved here to Fieldstone a year later. Since she’s moved in, she’s become an integral part of our community, going on outings and keeping an eye on her group of friends.
Dorothy is one of our more social residents and can often be found holding court with the other ladies in the dining room in the west neighborhood. She shared, “I like to keep my days busy, and all the activities here at Fieldstone make that easy.”
With a variety of activities, events, and amenities at Fieldstone Communities, residents decide how they’d like to spend each day. Life enrichment programs support the social, mental, spiritual, and physical well-being of each and every resident. Here at Fieldstone Communities, we are passionate about creating opportunities for engagement and connection.
Dorothy is a wonderful example of just how fun senior living can be! Thank you for being an important part of our joyful and vibrant community, Dorothy!