Dorothy "Dottie" P. Oliver, 84, of 80 county Route 60, Gabriels, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Adirondack Medical Center.
Born in Lake Placid on Aug. 5, 1929, she was the daughter of John and Norma Ruth (Winch) Darrah. She married Robert Oliver on Nov. 22, 1972 in Gabriels.
Dorothy had worked at various area businesses including Tucker Tatters in Gabriels, the Gabriels Sanatorium, and the Hotel Saranac until her retirement. She enjoyed knitting, reading and baking. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband Robert Oliver of Gabriels; four daughters: Debbie Moody of Keene, Norma Rock of Gabriels, Elaine Urbanowicz of Watervliet and Jane Shanty and her husband Bruce of Saranac Lake; five sons: Herb Rock and his wife Margaret of Wilmington, Pete Rock of Saranac Lake, Alan Rock of Gabriels, Tim Rock and his wife Mary Ellen of Gabriels and Murray Oliver and his wife Heather of Paul Smiths; one step-son Ronald Oliver of Canada; two sisters: Charlotte Dumas of Ogdensburg and Jean Eagle of Warrensburg; one brother John "Bucky" Darrah of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother, three sisters: Thelma Gates, Nancy Darrah, and Joan Walker, one son-in-law Paul Moody and one step-daughter, Lisa Oliver.
Calling hours will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A memorial service will immediately follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Joanne White officiating. Burial will take place in Mountain View Cemetery in Gabriels in May.
Friends wishing to remember Dorothy P. Oliver may make memorial contributions to Paul Smith's - Gabriels Volunteer Fire Dept. in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guest book at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.