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Stollery, Dorothy R.

Dorothy Roberta “Bobbie” Stollery passed away May 23 in Terrebonne, Ore. at the age of 93.

Born June 2, 1914 in Tacoma, Wash., she graduated from San Mateo High school in 1932. It was there she met Joseph Gordon “Stub” Stollery, and they later married on Jan. 25, 1935 in Reno, Nev. and honeymooned in Truckee while staying at the Alpine Riverside Hotel.

After her husband’s career in the newspaper business in the Bay Area and as public relations and advertising manager for the Henry Kaiser Company, they moved to Saratoga, Calif., where they developed and operated the Saratoga Springs resort from 1955 to 1960.



In 1960, they moved to Tahoe City and owned and operated a printing and office supply business before founding the Tahoe City Word (now Tahoe World) weekly newspaper 1963. The couple operated the newspaper until selling it in 1970, when they retired and moved to Grass Valley.

“Stub” passed away thereon Valentine’s Day 1999,, and “Bobbie” remained there until April of last year when she moved to Oregon to live with her oldest son Rod, and his family.



She is survived by two sons, Rod of Crooked River Ranch, Ore., and Gary of Nevada City, Calif., six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews.

Contributions in her behalf can be made to the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, and, in accordance with her wishes.


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