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Dorothy J Christy
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Dorothy was born on July 5,1932 on a farm near Roland, Iowa, to Magnus and Ella Hall
Olson. She met her future husband of 56 years, Jim Christy, while working as a
secretary in the administrative offices of Iowa State University Extension. She and Jim
were married in 1955 and made their home in Nevada, Iowa, where they raised their
two children, Julie and Jon.
Dorothy was a homemaker and used her skills to nurture and develop a strong faith and
love of learning in her children. Together Jim and Dorothy were very active supporters
of all aspects of the Memorial Lutheran Church faith community, the Nevada Community
School System, Story County 4-H, and Iowa State University.
Upon retirement, Dorothy and Jim moved to Timberland Village, part of the Bethany Life
Retirement Community in Story City, Iowa. One special retirement highlight for Jim and
Dorothy was a trip to Norway, with their adult children and their spouses, to reconnect
with relatives and visit the home where her grandfather was born. Dorothy never tired of
hearing from friends and family. She held close to her heart the Milford Township/
Roland communities where she was raised.
Dorothy passed away on July 13, 2018, in Sansgard House, Homes of Bethany, Story
City, Iowa.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Julie (Jerry) Bisher, Christian, Cody, Casey, Corey
and families, her son, Jon (Janeen) Christy, and her brother, James (Irene) Olson, and
sister-in-laws, Leta Mae Christy, and Naomi McClurg.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jim Christy, her brother, Loren
Olson, and her brother-in-laws, Richard Christy, and George McClurg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to Memorial Lutheran Church,
Nevada, Iowa, and Bethany Life Communities, Story City, Iowa


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Visitation

Thursday

19

Jul

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bethany Manor Chapel

212 Lafayette Avenue
Story City, Iowa 50248

Celebration of Life

Thursday

19

Jul

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Bethany Manor Chapel

212 Lafayette Avenue
Story City, Iowa 50248

Cemetery Details

Location

Roland Cemetery

59168 130th St.
Roland, IA 50236

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