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Obituary: Dorotha Louise "Dot" (Smith) Wilberger, 87

Dorotha Louise "Dot" (Smith) Wilberger

Dorotha Louise "Dot" (Smith) Wilberger was born in Peacock, Texas on July 15th, 1931. She peacefully passed away on January 15th, 2019 at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital in Auburn, CA. She fought a valiant battle against Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Dot graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro Ca. in 1949. She married Arthur Wilberger on November 20th at the Bible Baptist Church in El Centro, in 1949.

Dot and Art had five children; Kathy, who lives in Dracut, Massachusetts, Jim, who resides in Lincoln, CA, Steve, who lives in Colon, Panama, Dave, who lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado and John, who lives in Rocklin, CA.

Dot and family moved to Lincoln, California on November 4, 1954 where she first worked at the local cannery and then was employed at the Lincoln Pharmacy. Dot was then hired as a bookkeeper at the Gulf gas station, which later became an Exxon station and finally a Chevron service station. She enjoyed chatting with all the Lincoln folks and knew most everyone in town. Dot worked at the gas station for over 25 years before retiring in 1993. She loved life, loved to laugh and sing, loved Jesus and also yard sale bargains, but most of all, Dot loved her family and friends. She was the last surviving charter member of Foothill Bible Church in Lincoln, where she attended for over 60 years.

Dot had 3 siblings, Marie, Jesse & Gwen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Art, in 2007 and her sister, Marie, in 2011. Dot leaves behind eleven grandchildren and seven beautiful great grandchildren that held a very special place in her heart. She was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

A celebration of Dot's life will be given at Foothill Bible Church in Lincoln at 11 am on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The address is 120 Flocchini Cir, Lincoln, CA. A reception will follow at the church followed by a graveside interment at the Lincoln Cemetery on 1st street.
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