Dorothy Louise Ditto, 88, of Cleveland, Oklahoma passed from this life on January 8, 2019.
Dorothy was born on December 10, 1930 in Parsons, Kansas. Dee Dee was the daughter of John and Erma (Johnston) Grimes. At a very young age she moved with her family to Osage, Oklahoma. She started her education in Osage and later graduated from Cleveland High School. Following her education, Dee Dee was united in marriage to Jack Ditto on August 14, 1952 in Osage, Oklahoma. They established their initial home in Oklahoma City. Dee Dee and Jack have resided in New Jersey, Georgia, Virginia, Texas and Oklahoma. The couple spent most of their time in Houston, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Following Jack’s retirement in 1993, the couple returned to Cleveland, Oklahoma where they enjoyed making memories with their grandchildren, serving their church and local community and volunteering for CASA.
Dorothy enjoyed sewing, crocheting, shopping, going for walks and traveling. She was a very active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and worked at the church and school as treasurer for many years. Dee Dee was very much a night owl and enjoyed staying up late watching “Who Done It?” shows such as “Matlock” and “Murder, She Wrote”. The children remember that Dorothy would always have special nights for them when Jack was away on business trips. She enjoyed playing Yahtzee and Wahoo and going to Branson, Missouri. For Dorothy, seeing the fall foliage as well as the Christmas lights were always enjoyable times. Jack and Dorothy enjoyed traveling together and were especially fond of road trips, their farthest being to Canada and Alaska. Dorothy had several doll collections and had a magnificent Christmas Village which decorated her house year-round. She also had a wonderful love for reading the Bible and would read the entire Book yearly.
Dorothy is survived by her three children Jacqueline Day and her husband Craig of McKinney, Texas, Kimberly Ann Bokovoy and her husband James of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jason Ditto and his wife Susie of Bixby, Oklahoma; her five grandchildren Alexandria Meek and her fiancé Jon Joplin, Avery Scott and her husband Hayden, Jaxson Meek, James Reid Bokovoy, and Tyler Ditto as well as a host of other relatives and friends that will mourn her passing. Dorothy was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first great-grandchild, Sawyer June Scott. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Jack, her siblings ,Earl Grimes, Eugene Grimes, Vera Jones, Clora May Anderson, James Grimes, Ruth Casper, Wayne Grimes, and Dale Grimes.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at the Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland, Oklahoma. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3:00 pm at the Adventist Fellowship Church at 15303 East 21st Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma. This service will be live streamed on Adventist Fellowship Facebook page. Family has requested memorial donations be made in honor of Dorothy to the Porta Caeli House 2440 North Harvard Ave. Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115 or https://portacaeli.org/donate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chapman-Black Funeral Home in Cleveland, Oklahoma. Friends and family may visit an online guest book and memorial page for Dorothy at www.chapman-black.com.
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