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Dorothy Laster

Dorothy Laster joined her heavenly Father on Monday, June 19th, 2023, in Sacramento, CA, at the age of 75.

Dorothy Marie Davidson was born on May 14, 1948 in Fresno, CA to Oscar Leroy Davidson and Sarah Melissa Richardson. Dorothy grew up in a big family with 3 older brothers, 1 younger sister and 2 younger brothers.

She was married to Marvin Laster in 1962 and welcomed their first child, Anna, in December of that year. In the following year, December 1963, they welcomed their son, Steven. Dorothy was close to her in-laws and credits how she learned to be a mother to her sisters-in-law, Anne and Lavaughn.

Dorothy worked various jobs over the years, including working at, and eventually owning, a store called Chicks. In 1988 Dorothy moved to Santa Rosa and began working for Molsberry Market grocery stores where she worked for over 23 years. She eventually worked her way up to Deli Manager. At Molsberry’s she was affectionately called “Dot” from all those that loved her.

In 2011, Dorothy retired from Molsberry’s and moved to Quincy, CA, to be close to both of her children and several of her grandchildren. Once in Quincy, Dorothy began helping with her granddaughters’ community service organization, the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, and was always willing to lend a hand helping cook at their various events. She was awarded their state service medal in 2014 for all the support and service she provided to the Rainbow Girls organization. Dorothy was always affectionately referred to as “Gramma D” from both her grandchildren and all their friends. Gramma D’s house was a welcome place for her grandchildren and their friends. Dorothy’s kitchen was known to always be stocked with the best junk food.

In the Spring of 2019, Dorothy made the choice to take on another endeavor and became a licensed foster care parent. Over a three-year period, she housed over 15 foster children. If you knew Dorothy, you knew that she was dedicated to her family and got the most joy out of having her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren around.

She is survived by daughter Anna and grandchildren, Brandon, Brittney, Gloria, Breanna, Michael, Sarah, and KD, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, parents, sister, and five brothers.

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