Dorothy Mae ( Locer) Tone, 94, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Bozeman, Mont.
She was born in Le Mars on Dec. 1, 1917, the daughter of Sid and Bessie Locer.
Dorothy spent the majority of her life in Le Mars, but moved to Montana in 1971 to finish her college education, be closer to her children, and enjoy living in the mountains which had been her dream since reading Heidi as a child.
After graduating with honors from Montana State University, she taught English and was the school librarian in Darby, Savage, and finally Saco, Mont.
In retirement she had been active in the Belgrade Community Church and continued her education by taking classes in calligraphy and watercolor painting which she later taught to both children and adults in her home.
When her children gave her a computer, she learned to email friends and family, get the scores and listen to ballgames, challenge the computer in Scrabble and crossword puzzles, and kept up on some of the news from Iowa by reading the Le Mars Daily Sentinel and Sioux City Journal online.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Bill) Stanton, Dan (Michele) Tone, Paul (Mary) Tone, Tim (Anne) Tone, Dave Tone, Mary (Van) Feldner, and Leah Tone; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred Tone; an infant daughter, Martha; a son, Jim; a sister, Lois Jimenez; and a brother, Harvey Locer.
A memorial service will be held at the Plymouth Presbyterian Church, rural Le Mars, at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dokkennelson.com.