Born in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence P. Croak and Dora Mae Hartman Croak. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gene Pease who died June 5, 1996. Dorothy attended the Unity Light Center and the Unitarian Universalist Church. She played mah jongg and piano; was a mentor for teenage girls, enjoyed going to the Franklin Town Forums and had a love for cats.
She is survived by her daughter, Maura Pease and husband Danny of Evanston, Illinois; sister-in-law, Connie Eaton of Traverse City, Michigan; two grandchildren, Savannah Boanca and Dakota Boanca.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Unity Light Center at a later date.
Memorial donations can be made to the Noah’s Ark, 1239 Old Murphy Road, Franklin, NC 28734 or Macon County Humane Society, PO Box 81, Franklin, NC 28744.
Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.