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Obituary for Dorene Lila Sullivan
Dorene Sullivan passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 25; she was 81 years old. Dorene was born in Napa in 1932, and lived in Dixon all of her life. After graduating from Dixon High School in 1950, she attended junior college in Sacramento and soon married the love of her life, Joy Sullivan, on Jan. 4, 1951. She worked as a dental hygienist and bookkeeper and often helped friends and family with flowers for their weddings on the side. Dorene loved arts and crafts, sewing, singing and dancing. She and Joy traveled across the world with the Firehouse Philharmonic Band and road trips visiting friends and family. She is survived by her husband, Joy; daughter, Teri Robinson; grandchildren, Jeff and Courtney Sullivan, Courtney and Dave Hennigan, Melissa and Colby Turner, Korie Robinson, and Sarah and Dan Yob. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Jacob and Owen Sullivan, Audrey and Delaney Hennigan, Tommy Turner, and Rylee and Wyatt Yob. Dorene is preceded in death by her sons, Mike and Tom Sullivan; her sister, Barbara Lyon and brother, Russell Hicks. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Dixon Moose Lodge.
Service: Dixon Moose Lodge Saturday, September 6, 2014 1:00pm