Ida May "Dotty" Dotson Barnes, age 93, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 1998 in Bountiful.
She was born April 8, 1905 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Morton T. and Elizabeth Jane Liston Dotson. She spent her earliest childhood in Richfield, Utah, then moved to Ogden at an early age. In 1923, she entered the Nurses Training Program at the Thomas Dee Memorial Hospital in Ogden, graduating third highest in the state of Utah, June 1926. Upon graduation, she remained at the Dee Hospital as Supervisor of Surgery until 1927, when she attended the University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, for Post-Graduate study in the field of Anesthesia, graduating in 1928. She then moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa, working at the Jenny Edmons Memorial Hospital, where the medical students from Creighton University in Nebraska received their training. In 1929, she returned to the Dee Hospital, where she worked until her marriage to Dr. D. Keith Barnes, February 20, 1934.She has been active in community affairs, the Davis County Medical Auxiliary, Kaysville Art Club, Bay View Literary Club, Kaysville Bridge Club, Kaysville D.U.P., Dee Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, and an honorary member of the Health Science Council University of Utah.
For the past three and a half years, Mrs. Barnes has been a resident of the Life Care Center of Bountiful. The family wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff of that establishment for the loving care which has been extended to "Dotty".
She is survived by three foster daughters, Margaret "Meg" Williams, Bountiful; Golda K. Downs, Layton; and Marilyn T. Cue, Arizona; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. D. Keith Barnes.
Funeral service will be held Monday, July 6, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 No. Main, where friends may call on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and on Monday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to service. Interment Kaysville City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dr. D. Keith and "Dotty" Barnes Endowed Medical Education Loan Fund, School of Medicine and College of Nursing, University of Utah.
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