Memories of Dorothy Grooms - Morell

1947 - 2001


Dorothy Grooms - Morell

1947 - February 11, 2001

The following information was received from Dottie's son-in-law, Troy Buchan:

"I regret to inform you that Dottie Morell passed away along with her husband Preston on February 11, 2001. From what we know now it seems that their home heating system malfunctioned and filled the house with carbon monoxide, killing both of them along with their dog, Penny, while they slept".


Memories of Dottie Grooms

I met Dottie over 35 years ago when my family and I moved to Hillcrest Heights. Although we were not best friends, we were good friends.

We didn't see each other much after high school graduation and when we graduated from college four years later we both moved out of the DC area (I moved to Los Angeles; Dottie moved with her family to Albuquerque) and didn't keep in touch.

We re-connected fifteen years ago at our twentieth high school reunion, which we both attended. Dottie was still living in Albuquerque at that time, but I had moved back to DC. After, that we kept in touch sporadically. We wrote for a while, exchanged Christmas cards, and in the last year or two we communicated by e-mail.

Dottie was a good friend. She will be missed.

Judy Baucino


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