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Dortha Cummings - February 01, 2010


Dortha Mae Cummings, 93, of Westminster, was born July 6, 1916 to Nick and Maude (Fair) Douglas in Highfill, Ark. She died Feb. 1, 2010 in Westminster.

She graduated from Holyoke High School then moved to Denver, where she worked for Montgomery Ward and later, the University Park Medical Clinic, from which she eventually retired. Dortha taught Sunday School and was a Girl Scout leader in Casper, Wyo. She enjoyed bowling, gardening and traveling. She will be missed by her family and friends. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Howard, and sister, Phadonna Noel.

Survivors include her sisters, Loraine Zion of Elizabeth, Nadene Colver of Holyoke and Margaret Fae Kemptner of Castro Valley, Calif.; daughters, Cheryl Cubbage of Lakewood and Jo Ann Hutchcraft of Westminster; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Feb. 4 at Holyoke Cemetery, with interment following. Memorial contributions may be made to the Denver Rescue Mission in memory of Dortha Cummings, P.O. Box 5206, Denver, CO 80217. Gerk Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.