Dorothy May Day

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May 5, 1926 ~ July 5, 2019

Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Dorothy M. Day has moved on to her next adventure after 93 years of a well-lived life. Dorothy passed away July 5, 2019, at Villa Pueblo, where she had been a resident for 12 years. She was attended by family and the Villa's and Sangre de Cristo Hospice's angelic professionals. She is survived by her daughters, Jane (Thomas) Fast of Rye, Colo. and Joan (Michael) Seckar o f Pueblo; grandchildren, BrieAnn, Skylar, Nicholas and Samuel. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold L. Day, in 2006 . Dorothy lived her life with style, purpose, spunk and humor. A 1944 graduate of Centennial High School, she was one of the nation's first papergirls during WWII when she took over her twin brother Don 's newspaper route as he joined the Marines in 1942. When The Pueblo Chieftain featured a photo and cutline about her traditionally male job, the story was picked up by The Associated Press and Dorothy had fan mail from servicemen all over the world! While still in high school, she became a telephone operator. She, along with her fellow younger operators, would don roller skates so they could quickly skate up and down the switchboard, connecting calls by hand! This energetic beginning led to a 40-year career with Mountain Bell Telephone Company. Throughout those years and many different positions, Dorothy never took a single sick day(though she did twice utilize the company's year hiatus for maternity leave)! She was active in Mountain Bell's Community Service Organization, The Pioneers, helping with teletypes for the deaf and numerous other service projects. Even while working, Dorothy served as a Girl Scout Brownie troop leader for both of her daughters and in many volunteer capacities for her daughters' activities. She also was an active member of Divine Science Church. Family members will celebrate the life of our dearly loved, vivacious Dorothy with a private memorial. Sincere thanks to the many people who brightened Dorothy's later years; Rye Methodist Faith Circle for delightful visits and fabulous cookies; the friendly, kind Villa Pueblo residents and staff; and friends and neighbors who stopped by to visit. Online condolences,

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a character. She was a blast to take care of. She will be missed. God bless your family and prayers sent your way.

  2. Jane Day-Fast and family,

    I wish to extend my heart felt sympathy for the recent passing of your Mom. I have special memories of Dorothy during the time we worked at Mountain Bell and will forever remember her zest for life and love of family. I pray you will be comforted by knowing that she will always be by your side and that God’s love and strength are near. Godspeed!


  3. I am so sorry for your loss. She was s very nice lady. I am the daughter of Mary Henson who went to Centennial and worked with Dorothy for most of the same 40 years. Reading her obituary brought back so many memories of stories my mom told to us as well. Everything from the hiatus for maternity , 40 years perfect attendance, answering calls on roller skates and work with the pioneers. I remember calling my mom at work and sometimes either she or Dorothy Murphy would answer the phone. Such a great group of ladies. My mom passed away November 20th this last year. If she were still here I would have got a phone call telling me Dorothy had passed and she would have told stories about there time at the phone company. God bless you and your family.
    Marilyn Henson Wagner

  4. So sorry for your loss. I didn’t have your number to call you. Hope all is going well for you both

  5. I worked with Mrs. Day at the telephone company back in the 1960s. I was an information operator and she was my supervisor. I have seen her periodically through the years, and she always remembered me, which I thought was amazing! She was one of the kindest, nicest people I’ve ever met in my life. My heart felt thoughts to her family.

  6. I remember wonderful times growing up with Dorothy’s daughter Joan and all the fun and love I felt in their home! We were neighbors! Warm Blessings to the entire family! My mother Naomi sends her love also! Kathy Zeleny.

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