Dorothy “Dottie” Weinman, of Phoenix, Arizona
Dorothy “Dottie” Weinman, 92, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away peacefully and gracefully on April 28, 2018.
Born July 20, 1925, to Etta and Howard Fulton, she was the youngest of five children raised on a dairy farm in Huntington, Indiana. It was there she developed her sincere character, inner strength and appreciation for all living things while forming a life-long bond with her parents and siblings. Dottie graduated from Huntington High in 1944 and went on to receive her nursing degree at St John Hickey Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Anderson, Indiana. Post graduation,
she continued her childhood passion for helping others by caring for post-polio patients as a traveling nurse. Dottie was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Weinman in 1949. She eventually settled in Dowagiac, with her husband in the early 1950s and raised her two beloved sons, Tom and Dan. Dottie later relocated to Phoenix in 1981, and continued her nursing career while working at a nursing home and later as a school nurse until her retirement in 1993. Dottie moved to Phoenix Christian Care Retirement Community in 2010 where she made many friends and took full advantage of all the social activities offered. Her infectious and positive personality was appreciated by all, and her nursing background made her a favorite with the staff. Dottie is survived by her children, Tom (Mary) Weinman, and Dan (Melissa) Weinman, and by grandchildren; Cassandra, Connor, Maya and Tristan, as well as several nieces and nephews. Dottie had a special place in her heart for her friend and companion, Lee Vanjaarsveld, and sister-by-choice, Mary Martinez. We were blessed to have had Dottie in our lives and cherished every day we spent together. She was a special person that always saw the positive aspects of life and set a great example for all of us. We are at peace knowing that Dottie left us with much laughter and huge smiles, and is dancing her way into God’s embrace. A celebration of Dottie’s life will be held at a later date.