We are deeply saddened by the news of the death one our members, Dottie Malcomson. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Dorothy "Dottie" Lucile Byram Malcomson, 93, beloved mother, passed away peacefully June 6, 2023.
Dottie was born September 8, 1929 in Ventura, California to Walter Byram and Lucile Eves Byram. She met her future husband, Richard D. Malcomson, when they attended 4th, 5th & 6th grades together at Thomas A. Edison grade school. They reconnected years later and were married on November 21, 1953 in Carmel, California. They were married for 52 years until Rick's death December 11, 2005.
Dottie was a military spouse, teacher, artist, dancer and singer. The military took her to Japan, where daughter Bonnie was born; Falls Church, Virginia, where son Ron joined the family; Baltimore, Maryland; Berlin, Germany; El Paso, Texas; Monterey, California; Bangkok, Thailand; and Kansas City, Missouri. She taught at public and private schools in all those places. Upon Rick's military retirement in 1970, they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she became active with Job's Daughters, culminating as Grand Guardian for the State of New Mexico. She then followed Rick to St. George, Utah for his second career as Bureau of Land Management Archaeologist for the Northern Arizona Strip. She taught at West Elementary and East Elementary until her retirement in 1992.
She and Rick were active in Eastern Star and the Benevolent Order of the Elks. Dottie was President of the Ladies of the Elks, 1986-1987. She was a member of a group of singers and a group of tap dancers and went on several trips with the Art Department at Dixie College until her health intervened.
Memorial services will be held July 7, 2023, at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in St. George.