Dorothy Clara Dent (née Eckert) was born August 22, 1922. She died peacefully in her sleep at the Bethel Care Home in Walnut Creek, California on August 18, 2018. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband William Edward Dent “Bill” in 2001 and her brother Harry Earl Eckert in 1978. Mourning her loss are her children: Christopher, Jeffrey (Toni), and Jonathan (Lynn); grandchildren: Rachel, Jeffrey “Mac” (Selena), Alexandra (Bradley), and Stacy, engaged to Teti; and several great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy grew up in Akron, Ohio and achieved her BA in Psychology in the 1940s from Ohio Wesleyan; was a stewardess with United Air Lines, and in later life took up Chinese brush and jewelry making. She loved her family and church family, at St Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Danville, where her funeral service will occur on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 2 pm. Memorial gifts to St. Timothy’s Church are appreciated.