Dorothy Ruth (Parrott) Lake, age 81, passed away, July 29, 2012 surrounded by her family.
Dorothy was born May 24, 1931 to William and Gertrude (Altz) Parrott and grew up in Utica, Michigan. She married Charles L. Lake Sr. on August 27, 1949 and moved to Gaylord in 1959. In 1962 they moved to Clare, Michigan and came back to Gaylord in 1979.
Dorothy loved driving tractors, gardening, and most of all spending time with family.
Dorothy is survived by her 3 sons, Carl (Elaine), Charles Jr. (Joyce), and Doug (Mary) Lake, 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; her brothers John Parrott, James Parrott, and sister, Helen Wolf and many loved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Lake Sr., September 16, 1989, her parents William and Gertrude Parrott, brother, Joe Parrott, and sister Mary Lou Parrott.
FUNERAL SERVICES: will be held Thursday, August 2 at 1:00pm at the Nelson Funeral Home.
VISITATION: will begin at 11:00am with the service to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mid Michigan Hospice through the Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.