Obituary- Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Roque |

Obituary- Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Roque


A Mass will be celebrated Dec. 20 for Dorothy “Dottie” Roque, who died Dec. 14, 2001, at Barton Memorial Hospital. She was 79.

Mrs. Roque was born Sept. 18, 1922, at San Mateo, Calif. In 1947 she married A.G. “Rocky” Roque and they resided in the San Francisco Bay Area for the next 28 years. They moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1975 to build their dream retirement home. While her husband helped with the opening of Lake Tahoe Community College, where he also worked, she worked in the cafeteria at Bijou Elementary School.

She had been an active member of the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League since 1981 and held the position of president during the year 2000. Mrs. Roque and her husband were actively involved in the league’s annual fund drive, selling See’s candy each Christmas season. She had also been a member of Women of the Moose for 15. Her door was always open for the sick, the hurt, the disadvantaged as well as their many friends. Her joy in live was giving to others. She was always loving and always loved.

Survivors include her husband, Rocky Roque of South Lake Tahoe; son, Robert Roque of Alameda, Calif.; daughter, Katherine Milam of Lexington, S.C.; brothers, Elmer Maillard of San Carlos, Calif., and Alan Maillard of Woodland, Calif.; grandchildren, Adam, Brian, Raquel, C.J., Nicholas, Mamie, Laura, Tommy and Debra; and great-grandson, Adam O’Malley Jr.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 in the McFarlane Mortuary Chapel, followed by a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 20 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with interment to follow at Happy Homestead Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Mrs. Roque’s memory may be made to the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League, P.O. Box 17962, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151.

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