Dorothy was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 26, 1930. She passed in Layton, Utah September 4, 2023, at 93 years from natural causes.
I am deceased. If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all my prejudices against my fellow man.
Give my sins to the Devil but give my soul to God.
If by chance you remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs it.
If you do all that I have asked, I will live forever.
Dorothy was the second oldest of seven children born to James Patrick and Esther O’Brien. She married Jack Wilder on April 8, 1949, in North Dakota.
Dorothy is survived by children Rick (Linda) Wilder and Vicky (Rich) Jenkins; grandchildren John (Eriko) Wilder, Deena (Jeff) Singer, Jamie (Eric) Neil; great grandchildren Makena and Keegan Wilder, Rylee Neil and Nixon Neil; siblings Beverly (Ev) Miller, Leanora Norgren, Nancy (Vern) Wickoren; sister-in-law Gloria O’Brien; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings Robert (Ruth) O’Brien, Patricia Murray and Dick O’Brien; brother-in-law Bob Norgren and grandson Clayton James Jenkins.
She worked 36 years for the Bell Telephone Companies in North Dakota and Utah. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She worked hard all of her life and was proud of raising and nurturing her children and keeping her household and surroundings in order. Dorothy enjoyed a good game of golf at Oakridge Country Club and took playing Bingo to another level! She has sewed innumerable baby blankets, crocheted and needlepointed many craft pieces to occupy her time. She also loved her coloring books. She could be feisty but was always loving. She was fortunate to have many lifelong friends. Despite her failing health, she was a character to the end and loved to interact with others.
In accordance with Dorothy’s wishes, she will be cremated and interred at the Bountiful City Cemetery, Utah.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Fairfield Retirement Village and Inspiration Hospice for their attentive and loving care.