Dorothy Marie Rost, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, April 13, at her home in Orange, at the age of 87.
Dorothy was born July 12, 1928, in Fairfax, Va, to Kathleen M. (Griffith) and Alton E. Thompson.  She had lived in the Orange area for 63 years and was a member of the Orange First Church of the Nazarene.  She was a part of the Little Cypress Auxiliary Fire Department, working as both secretary and president for over 20 years.  Dorothy enjoyed hunting and fishing, loved watching and taking care of her birds and loved music so much that she was the singer of a country music band.  Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother who loved spending time with her family and will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace J. Rost; parents; brother, Edward Thompson and granddaughter, Katie Gregg.
Those who will cherish her memory most are her daughters, Karen Dryden of Orange, Shela Cowan Ingram and husband, Thomas of Converse, step-daughter Denise Block and husband, Granvel of Orange; sons, Bryan Carr and wife, Susan of Gainesville, FL, Bruce A. Carr and wife, Chadene of Carrolton, GA, Daryl Carr and wife, Sandy of Saint Augustine, step-sons Ronald Rost Sr. and wife, Debbie and Timothy Rost, all of Orange. Dorothy is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. The family would also like to send a special thank you to the Little Cypress Volunteer Fire Department for all of the love and camaraderie they have shown.
A visitation will be held Friday, April 15, in the chapel of Dorman Funeral Home from 6:00-9:00 pm, with funeral services being held on Saturday, April 16, at 10:00 am in the chapel of Dorman Funeral Home. Pastor K. Ray McDowell will be officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home.
Honoring Dorothy as pallbearers will be Chad Carr, Hunter Dryden, Matt Gregg, Ryan Carr and Timothy Rost.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Little Cypress Volunteer Fire Department.
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