Dorothy Francetta Perry was born July 27, 1919 north of Baker, to parents, James Charles and Iva Perry. She was third of eight Children.
She grew up riding horseback to country schools until moving to Ollie, MT, to attend high school.
She married Earl Holmes, a local boy, who she met while working at the Baker Hotel Café. He was an Air Force pilot and was killed in a plane crash a short six months later.
Years passed and she met and married Maynard Bummer. They had three children. Dan, Debi, and Terry. Maynard was in the armed forces so they lived in Salina, Kansas and then transferred to Tripoli, Libya Africa for two and a half years. The family enjoyed life there, kids bused to the base for school and many experiences of swimming in the ocean, riding camels and exploring ancient ruins of the desert.
After service retirement the family settled in Laurel, Mt. Later divorced, single parent, Dorothy worked in several restaurants including the Owl Café, The Muzzleloader, and Ft. Rockvale to raise and support her children.
During her life , she loved to travel and was proud that she had visited every state including Alaska and Hawaii. Her travels included many horse racing tracks in the U.S. and Canada. Her hobbies were crocheting, her flower gardens, and doll collecting.
She is survived by her children Dan (Arlene), sons Jake, ((Mary-Reece, Bailey), Casey and Cory. Debi (Dan) son Dalyss. and Terry (Stephanie), daughters Brandy, Kylie, and Braden, Tera, and daughter Maesey, Whitney and daughter Audraya, and son Zadrian.
Dorothy was very proud of her seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Lyle Perry, James L. Perry, sisters Bernice Bruce, and Patricia Ostdyk.
A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at Smiths Funeral Chapel in Laurel, on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m.
Special thanks for the wonderful staff at West Park Village Assisted Living and Stillwater Hospice. Those whose lives Dorothy touched are welcome to join the family for her celebration.