Rose Griffin Doty


(Apr. 13, 2001)

Rose Griffin Doty died April 14, 13 days after celebrating her 102nd birthday.

Born April 1, 1899 in Burlington, Rose lived in three centuries.

She made her home in Byron from the time she was a year old.

She married and raised five children in Byron.

Rose was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions in the Byron Ward, including relief society president, serving in that position with three different bishops.

She was active in the VFW Auxiliary and in the Big Horn County Homemakers Club for many years.

She received the Quealy Award for Mother of the Year.

Her husband Joseph W. Doty died in 1961. In 1964 she served a mission for her church in the Atlanta, Ga., mission.

She was always looking for ways to serve and was very talented in knitting, crocheting, tatting, quilting and was an accomplished pianist. Music was a talent she passed on to her children and grandchildren. When her health failed, she was able to spend her winters in Sun City, Ariz., with her daughter Nola and her husband John Christoffersen; and spend summers in Cowley with daughter LeRose and husband Dee Peterson.

When age related problems became too severe for her to travel, she moved into the New Horizons Health Care Center in Lovell, where she resided until her death.

Survivors include J. Kenneth and Corinne Doty of Portland, Ore.; Allen and Yuqing Doty of Alpine; daughter-in-law Barbara Doty of Sun City, Ariz.; daughters Nola and LeRose; 24 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and son Oris.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Byron Ward Chapel. Visitation will be held at the Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the funeral services.

Burial will be in the Byron Cemetery.