Dorothy Elaine (Rich) Pitchford

June 16, 1943 ~ November 30, 2018 (age 75)


My Mom, Dorothy Elaine Pitchford, born June 16, 1943, passed away at her and Dad’s winter home in Beaver Dam, AZ on November 30, 2018. Mom had been sick for a while now, but the end is never expected, we had just had a great Thanksgiving and were hoping to have more time, but we did not get our wishes. 

Mom loved being with her family and friends. She and Dad were married for fifty-seven years and enjoyed being together; working, playing and raising their family. She enjoyed rock hunting, fishing at Flaming Gorge, camping, and hunting. She also loved her flowers, especially her many rose bushes. My Mom loved dogs and puppies, and she and Dad were never without at least one little critter, if not more.

Mom was an only child, and is preceded in death by her parents; Kenneth and Elaine Rich, and her son; Craig Pitchford. Mom is survived by her husband; Robert Pitchford, daughter; Tonie Fagnan, son-in-law; Michael Fagnan, grandchildren; Kyle (Markelle) Pearson, Kenny Pearson, Matthew Vogt Fagnan, Mike Fagnan Jr., Clarissa (Keenin) Marcotte, and great-grandchildren; Yadon Pearson, Kyleah Pearson, Lillie Pearson, Jackson Shoen, Avi Marcotte, Alaina Fagnan, and Nik Fagnan. She is also survived by all seven of Dad’s siblings; Betty Jo, James, Terry, Loreen, David, Rocky, and Marie (Pitchford). 

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