Born: June 9, 1938
My great-grandma, Dorothy (Dot) Simms, was born in Maryland. Her birthday is June 9, 1938. She is still living. Her sister, Nelda, escaped an attempted murder which left her mentally-handicapped. Dot adopted and raised Nelda’s only daughter. She grew up to be a successful minister who runs her own church. Dot overcame a stroke at the age of 83 years old, continuing to outlive many in her family including her husband, brothers, and friends. Dot is a dedicated Christian who has taught many students God’s word. She always finds the silver lining and always says positive things.
Contributed by: Alyssa Pethtel, South Range Elementary