Dorothy Elizabeth Jeffries, Registered Nurse, Mother, Grandmother, and Member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints was called home after a short illness on Monday April 27, 2020.
Dori was born in Dover, New Hampshire to John Peter Bourque and Phyllis Theresa Bourque on November 13, 1955. When she was 16 she joined the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints and with an unwavering faith held many callings within the church.
Dori obtained her LPN from New Hampshire Vocational Technical College, and later earned her RN from Weber State University. Mom worked as a nurse serving the community for over 40 years. Nursing was moms calling from God and she brilliantly cared for the sick. After retiring Dori spent her free time with her 3 daughters and their children. Nothing made her as happy as when she was with her 10 grandchildren!
Dorothy is survived by her mother, Phyllis Marrah and 3 daughters, Beth Ann Jeffries (Adam LeCroy), Sarah Althea Ford (Ronald Ford), and Laura Bowen (Robert Bowen).
A funeral service will not be held at this time due to covid 19 circumstances.
Life Story Info
I'm so sad to learn of Dori's passing. I worked with her for many years and grew to love her. We had good laughs and arguments and serious conversation as I handed off report to her from my perch in recovery. These memories I will cherish. I hope she'll meet me on the other other side, trivial pursuit game ready and that determined look she always had. Love you, my old friend. Rest well.
Dori was a lover of dogs, especially dash-hounds. She provided countless hours of medical advice to her neighbors and friends; it was evident the she loved her career choice to be a nurse; she was born to this calling. Dori was always outspoken and confident in her decisions and her opinions. We have always appreciated her insights and her perspective, she looked at life with a different view, but it was those differences that made her unique, and her opinion, one that we valued. The little brown house at the end of street seems silent and lonely without Dori and her dogs. Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope.