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Dorothy Pauline Girard

Dorothy Pauline Girard
January 11, 1921 – April 19, 2020

Dorothy Pauline Stichler Girard, 99, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2020.
She was born January 11, 1921, in Miltonvale, Kansas, to parents, Louis and Sarah Jane Stichler.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband Alphonse; sister and brother-in-law, Ila and Robert Thierolf; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nobert and Marie Letourneau, Alpha and Louise Girard, Dorothy and Richard Blackwell, Monsignor Armand Girard and son-in-law, William Doron. She is survived by her daughters, Lynne (Larry) Ohrdorf and Anne Doron; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pauline grew up through the Depression and graduated from Concordia High School. In 1942 she got on a train with friends and went to California to help with the war effort. After the war, she married Alphonse Girard on January 3, 1946, in Wichita, Kansas. They came to Colorado Springs, Colorado, on their honeymoon and stayed. After the girls were born, Pauline was fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom. She enjoyed being involved with her daughters’ school activities. And her home was open to all their friends. She was an active member at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church in Colorado Springs until she moved to Pueblo in 2007 to live with her daughter.
In later years she enjoyed having her family close. She had an affinity for wintergreen Lifesavers and sweets. She was an avid reader, subscribed to the Blade until the last few years, and loved her K-State and KU sports.
A funeral mass will be said at St. Peter Catholic Church in Aurora, Kansas, on Sat., September 19, at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Peter Cemetery in Aurora.


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