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Dorothy Ellen "Dotey" Caldwell Noyce, 92, of 130 Magnolia Drive, Lewisburg, died Aug. 10, 2017, at her home.
She was born July 4, 1925, to Fred and Mary (King) Caldwell, of New Castle, Ind., where she was raised.
She met Gaylord Brewster Noyce at Miami University of Ohio. They married on June 4, 1949 in Istanbul, Turkey, where they taught and worked following World War II. They celebrated 60 years of marriage prior to his death on Aug. 10, 2009.

Dotey lived a life of gratitude and service. Her career was in the Hamden, Conn., public schools as an elementary school psychologist. She loved people of all walks and flavors, delighting in recounting tales of everyday triumphs and foibles. Her gentle humor endeared her to many. She provided the bedrock for Gaylord's ministry (United Church of Christ), teaching (Yale Divinity School), and activism in civil rights in Raleigh, N.C. and New Haven, Conn. Dotey freely expressed her love of the world's cultural and religious diversity. She was devoted to, and beloved, by her family.

Dotey is survived by children, Betsy (Jeff Scheckter) Noyce, of Lewisburg, Karen (Arthur Norton) Noyce, and Tim Noyce, all of Minnesota; brother, Charles (Connielou) Caldwell, of California; five grandchildren, Sarah, Abbey and Rachel Scheckter, Lee Norton, and Emily Norton-Finken; and four great-grandchildren, Caroline Scheckter, Eleanor and Clara Soliah, and Jasmine Finken.

A memorial service at RiverWoods will be held at later date.

Memorials can be sent to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (orphan elephant project) at www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org,or to the Southern Poverty Law Center at www.splcenter.org.

Sympathy can be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.

We, the family, cannot express the depth of our gratitude for the extraordinary loving care our Mom received from all of the staff at Riverview Manor during her months there. You are in our hearts forever. We are deeply indebted to the nurses, aides, and volunteers from Evangelical Hospice whose only concern was Mom's comfort and quality of life in her final weeks. Our thanks go to all the RiverWoods community and the Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning for the friendship and enrichment they brought to Mom's last six years of life.
Published on August 17, 2017
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