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Dolores Irene Fletcher

Dolores Irene Fletcher was born to Bertha and Homer Day on April 2, 1946 near Diagonal, Iowa, on the Day farm, in Ringgold County, Iowa. She graduated from Diagonal High School at age 19, in 1965. She married David Ray Fletcher on June 6, 1965.

After honeymooning in Colorado Springs, Colorado, David and Dolores decided that was the place they would move to and begin a family. It was a drier climate than Iowa and Dolores' doctors had told her the lower humidity would be best for her lung condition. She had whooping cough at the age 5 and developed a lung disease because of this illness.

She raised three children and was a major part of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's' lives, despite her never-ending health conditions. She was also a very good Seamstress and made clothes, quilts, dolls, etc. for her children, other family members and friends.

She joined Faith Presbyterian Church in 1970. She always loved crafts and helped for many years at Vacation Bible School and Youth Club. She also was the Volunteer Coordinator for the Senior Citizen Dinners at the Acacia Hotel for several years and was the Nursery Coordinator with her mother, Bertha Day.

Dolores passed away March 30, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Homer Day; mother, Bertha Day; ex-husband, David Fletcher; father-in-law, Everett Fletcher and mother-in-law, Alice Fletcher; brothers-in-law, John and Ed Fletcher; sister-in-Law, Roxie Fletcher and a great granddaughter, Jennifer Washington.

Left to cherish her memory is her three children: Michael (Elizabeth) Fletcher, Charles Fletcher and Christina (Jason) Ochsie; (8) grandchildren, Angela Washington, April Fletcher, Ashley Fletcher, Michael Fletcher, Alicia Fletcher, Diane "Kaye" Smalley, Kyle Ochsie and Kevin Ochsie; (5) great grandchildren, Lachelle, Mason, Kaylee, Kaiya and Leo; first cousins, Robert Todd and Lynette Hudson; numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name, to help offset funeral costs.

  • Open Viewing

    April 06, 2016
    3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    April 06, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    April 07, 2016
    11:00 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Thursday April 07 2016

    Diagonal Cemetery

    Diagonal, IA


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Our heart felt sympathy to your family. We love you all and hold you in our hearts.

Posted by Kristen MacEnulty - Colorado Springs, CO - Friend   April 03, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Christina, Mike and Chuck and Families , My Prayers are with all of you . Delores was a Beautiful person , She most definitely was a special person to all of us . She has a special place in Stephanie''s heart for sure , Stephanie thought an awful lot of Aunt Dee along with her son Elijah . We are all so sorry for the loss of your mother , she will be missed. Hopefully you can find Peace and Comfort in knowing that she is not suffering any longer , that the pain is gone and she was able to celebrate her Birthday this year with her Mom and Dad , Bertha and Homer . We Love all of you very much !!!

Posted by Lorna Salway - co. spgs., CO - Friend   April 03, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

You tried to live for your Birthday but you are now living, which was a struggle here. You fought a good fight rest and enjoy a pain free life from now on. I''ll miss you. and look forward to seeing you again. Love to all the family.

Posted by Mary Stamper - Colorado Springs, CO - Family   April 02, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Nothing I say will ease your pain but she will always be with her family, protecting and watching all of you from her place next to God. You are in my prayers.

Posted by Carol Chatelain - Colorado Springs, CO - Acquaintance   April 02, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM