Dorothy Lee (Burgener) Larkin

(Feb. 23, 1934 - Sept. 12, 2018)


Dorothy Lee (Burgener) Larkin passed away Sept. 12, 2018, at the age of 84 at the Cody Long Term Care Center. 

Dorothy Lee was born in Powell to Albert and Lottie Burgener on Feb. 23, 1934, the fourth of nine children. She was raised on the family farm and graduated from Powell High School. She attended business school in Denver, Colorado, after which she returned to Cody and spent many years enjoying her work at Graham Motors and Whitlock Motors. 

On Sept. 15, 1969, she married Vance Larkin and they were married until Vance’s death in 2003, making their home on the property they purchased in 1970.

Dorothy Lee was a long-time member of the Eagles Lodge and loved shopping for everything, (especially Christmas decorations), square dancing, and talking about her trip of a lifetime to New Zealand in 1994.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three sisters, Esther Merring, Louise Huntington and Bonnie Hartley; and three brothers, Clarence, Ronald and Kenneth. She is survived by her sister Willa Mae Fleming of Powell, brother Tom (Carolyn) of Elizabeth, Colorado, and many nieces and nephews. 

Burial has taken place at Riverside Cemetery.