April 11, 1921 – October 20, 2013
Dorothy Mae Hart Thomson was born in White Pigeon, Michigan, on April 11, 1921, to George and Florence Hart. She graduated from Kalamazoo College and attended Iowa State College while working on a Masters degree in zoology. She married George W. Thomson in 1945 and lived in Ames, Iowa, where they raised three sons. After George’s death in 1993, she married John “Jack” Shelley and continued to live in Ames until her death.
Dorothy died on October 20, 2013, at Northcrest Community’s Heartwood House in Ames at 92 years of age.
Dorothy is survived by her sons, Raymond (Becky) and Craig (Roberta Moltzen); grandchildren, Ben Thomson (Kristen) and Anne Kemper (James); and stepsons, John (Patricia Burgess) and Steve (Janine) Shelley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Thomson; second husband, Jack Shelley; son, Bruce Thomson; former daughter-in-law, Betsy Ball; sisters, Vivian Roelof and Ardelle Trim; and brother, Edgar Hart.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 199 Water Street, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10038.Information provided by: Adams Funeral Homes 502 Douglas Avenue Ames, IA 50010 515.232.5121 www.adamssoderstrum.com