Dorothy Marie Agerton peacefully passed from this life at the home of her son Michael, in Granite Bay, Calif., on the afternoon of January 23, 2008.
Dorothy (McMahon-Schwarz) was born on February 12, 1925 in Salt Lake City Utah. The family moved to Los Angeles when Dorothy was a baby, there she met her future husband Jim Agerton, at the age of 3 years old. Dorothy and Jimmy were married June 7, 1942, and lived together as husband and wife/best friends, for 61 loving years until Jim's death on July 29, 2003.
Dorothy will be sadly missed by her friends and family and will be remembered as a gentle soul.
Dorothy moved with her husband Jim, sons Steve, and Michael and daughter Arvilla, to Verdi in 1959 where they bought and developed River Bend Camp Ground with her sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Roman Berzinski. The family operated River Bend until 1981.
Dorothy worked at the local Reno grocery supermarket chain, Eagle Thrifty (then Raley's Supermarket) on South Virginia Street ont California Ave. from 1960 until 1981.
Dorothy and Jim retired to Fernley in 1982 where they lived until Jim's death in 2003. Dorothy then lived with her daughter Arvilla, and son-in-law Kevin Welsh, in Carson City until December 2007 at which time she entered into Hospice care at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jacque Agerton, in Granite Bay.
Dorothy is survived by her 3 children and their spouses: Steve (spouse Florence), of Jackson, Calif., Michael (and Jacque) of Granite Bay Calif., and Arvilla (and Kevin) of Carson City. Dorothy's legacy includes seven grandchildren: Todd Agerton, Ivan Agerton, Marie House, Jim Crosby, Jennifer Peel, Peter Agerton and Stephanie Hornback. Dorothy also leaves 10 great-grandchildren: Liam, Zack, Michael, Danielle, James, Keenan, Kaygen, Conner, Breanna, and Kaylah. Dorothy is also survived by two sisters: Thelma Berzinski of Reno, and Betty Kostranchuk of Bandon, Oregon, and two brothers: Richard (Bud) Schwarz, of Reseda Calif., and Ivan (JR) Schwarz of Camarillo, Calif., as well as a plethora of cousins, aunts, uncles nieces, and nephews.
Good-bye Dorothy (Mom, Sis, Me-ma, Great-Gramma), you are loved more than you could possibly imagine.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1331 McKay Dr., Carson City. Friends are invited to attend and bid farewell to a wonderful and loving woman. Dorothy will be cremated and her ashes will be combined with Jim's ashes (He waited for her). Their ashes will be scattered to the wind off the Pacific Coast in the springtime.