Dorothy Girard of Henderson, N.C., and formerly of Cloquet, Minn., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
She was born Jan. 28, 1921 in Cloquet, to Duncan and Laura (Arthur) Emms.
Dorothy married Peter “Pete” Leland Girard on June 18, 1941 in Cloquet. She was a homemaker, mother and wife.
When her husband passed away, Dorothy moved to Henderson, N.C., to live with her youngest daughter. Dorothy enjoyed attending South Henderson Church of God, spending time with her family and friends, and her little dog, Chloe.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Peter; son, Leland; grandson, Jason; brothers, Arthur and Melvin; and sisters, Irene, Alice, Muriel and Beatrice.
Dorothy was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan Chase of San Jose, Calif., and Diane Girard of Henderson, N.C.; grandchildren, Michelle (John) Helterbran of Surprise, Ariz., James (Sharon) Girard of Gilroy, Calif., Kari (Frank) Meneses of San Jose, Calif., Jennifer (Travis) Jeffries of Clayton, N.C., Jessica House of Henderson, N.C., and Toby (Caroline) Chappell of Greenwood, S.C.; 16 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
VISITATION: 10:30 until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet, Minn. Entombment will be at Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Hermantown, Minn. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will take place in the South Henderson Church of God at a later date. To leave an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.