Dorothy Ann Danz, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at her home in Placerville on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Dorothy was a resident of Sonora for 42 years before relocating to Placerville three years ago with her husband to be closer to family.
She was born in 1937 in Oakland, and grew up on her family's walnut farm in the town of Empire. She graduated from Hughson High School in 1955 and started working at the Modesto Junior College Book Store in 1965. She later transferred to Columbia Junior College serving as the administrative assistant to the dean of students until she retired in 1995.
Dorothy married Ken Danz in 1977, they were married 41 years before his death in July 2018. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Danz, and stepchildren, Kenneth Danz, David Danz, Kevin Danz, Doug Danz, Kris Scott and Carolyn Reynolds, as well as her 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her first husband, John W. Raulston; her son, Stephen Raulston; and her husband, Kenneth Danz.
Her private interment will be held at Mountain Shadow Cemetery followed by a funeral service and reception, open to the public, taking place at 11 a.m. Saturday March 30 at Sierra Bible Church, 15171 Tuolumne Road, Sonora. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a local hospice.