Dorothy ‘Boots’ Warnick |

Dorothy ‘Boots’ Warnick

Dorothy Warnick

A celebration of life took place in Zephyr Cove on March 19 for Dorothy “Boots” Warnick, who died of natural causes March 12, 2005, in Carson City, Nev. She was 91.

Dorothy was born July 23, 1913, in Mt. Clemens, Mich., to Edward J. and Matilda DuBay. She grew up in Mt. Clemens, where she graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School. She was a secretary for a blind attorney at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and worked as a teletype operator at Cape Canaveral Space Center in Florida as well as for the Army Corps of Engineers. She lived at South Lake Tahoe in the late 1980s and early 1990s and had been a resident of Carson City for the past two years.

Dorothy was a very sweet lady who loved people, and they loved her. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed telling jokes, a trait she inherited from her father.

The holidays were Dorothy’s favorite time of year and she always decorated her home for each seasonal event. She enjoyed gardening, going to the beach, swimming and cooking and was an avid reader.

She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross during World War II.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Sheri Warnick of Zephyr Cove, Nev.; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Kyle Umberger of Roanoke, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Leona DuBay of Clinton, Mich.; and grandchildren, Craig Forsberg, Shayne and Kellie Warnick and Joel Warnick, all of South Lake Tahoe, Jason and Heather Umberger of Midlothian, Va., Emily and Pradeep Rajagapalen of Charlottesville, Va., and Leigh Umberger of Los Angeles, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her five sisters and brothers, including Kinney DuBay who recently died at the age of 101.

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