Dolores 'Dee' Taylor Otte, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on May 19, 2011. Dolores was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Chicago, Ill. Dolores and Walter Otte were married July 21, 1950, in Beatrice, Neb. and celebrated 60 years of marriage last July. Dolores retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1991, after 28 years of service. Dolores is survived by her loving husband, Walter; children, Debi (Larry) Holestine, Alan (Kim) Otte, Robert Otte and Bruce (Diana) Otte; grandchildren, Brian (Susan) Holestine, Jodee (Michael) DeRose, Kevin (Lynsie) Holestine, Ashley Otte and Tyler Otte; great-grandchildren, Sofia, Conner and Mason; sister, LaVina Genrich; and several nieces and nephews. Dolores was the daughter of Walker and Pearl Westphal Taylor who preceded her in death, as well as special grandparents, Hulda and Joseph Van Hemert; and brother, Bill Taylor. A gathering to celebrate her life will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Pueblo West Fire Station #3, 729 E. Gold (McCulloch and Gold). Please park in rear of station. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo, Patient Fund, 1600 W. 24th St., Pueblo, CO 81003.

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  1. To the Otte Family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dolores from 1977 until her retirement in 1991. She was a great mentor to me during those years. I loved hearing all her stories about her family and Beulah. We were thrilled when she came back as a volunteer. The patients loved the knit hats she made for them – in fact they asked for them every year. She will always be a fond memory in my heart.
    Eunice Wolther

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