May 21, 1919-Nov. 21, 2018
Dorothy Louise Lousen Garvey died Nov. 21, 2018 surrounded by her two daughters and their families.
Dorothy was born in Great Falls on May 21, 1919 to Mary and Charles Lousen and raised in Butte America. She graduated from Girls Central in 1935 and married Joseph Garvey Nov. 15, 1941. They moved to New York when Joe served in the Army from 1942 to 1946, then returning to Butte to raise four daughters and a son, which kept her very busy and active. Dorothy also worked at St. James in the cafeteria until she retired in 1985.
Dorothy still stayed active, most every day she walked around Butte. Some days walking five miles or more. For the past six years Dorothy has resided at the Copper Ridge Health and Rehab where the staff cared so lovingly for her. At 99 years old Dorothy outlived all her generation's relatives and friends. She is the last of this great era. At her 99th birthday celebration her family was amazed that this "witty" and "stubborn" gal was so quick with a witty response.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe; beloved and dedicated daughter, Arlene; sister, Marion; brother, Chuck; and granddaughter, Tiffany, as well as her many lifelong friends.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Joanne Weir (Donald) and Lynn Harris (James); son, Michael Garvey (Jamie), and daughter, Linda Blumer; grandchildren, Jennifer, Carrie, Troy, Tara, Stephanie and Chad. Great grandchildren include Olivia, Nathan, Jozi and Makenzie and Aaden.
Dorothy was loved and will truly be missed. Peace be with her.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Friends may call beginning at 10 o’clock. Interment with Rite of Committal will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. A reception will follow in Wayrynen-Richards Community Center. Express condolences at www.wayrynen-richards.com.