Fri. Jun 9th, 2023

Dorothy M. McPherson (April 25, 1976-January 21, 2023) Dorothy M. McPherson died suddenly in Mexico, as a result of an accident caused by a snowmobile on January 21,2023. Dottie McPherson was born on April 25, 1975 in Norway, Maine. She was the daughter Danny and Angie McPherson. She was proud that her grandmother, who died in 2007, had given her the name Dottie. Dottie was born in Rumford Point, where she developed her passion for sports, adventure and nature. It was also here that Dottie created memories of her childhood that would endure for a lifetime. She loved to talk about them. Particularly family get-togethers with the McPhersons on Whippoorwill Rd. Dottie was a sports star in school and also had an exceptional and natural competitive spirit. Dottie was a three-sport athlete who excelled in all of them. She led on the court and field, was a great role model for younger athletes, and she was also a strong leader. She was Prom queen her senior year, and she shared this story with everyone. Dottie decided to serve her country and challenge herself after high school by joining the United States Marine Corps. It would be her biggest accomplishment. During her service she rose quickly to Sergeant, and her service was selfless. She earned the Humanitarian Service Medal. Marine combat engineer, she earned two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. Dottie also was selected for the All-Marine Softball Team, which she loved. Dottie began her tenure as Rumford Paper Mill’s Store Room Manager after leaving the Marine Corps. She worked for a time as a corrections agent and later as a corrections officers. She was a great leader and mentor with a strong work ethic. Dottie’s work ethic was unmatched and she was highly respected by all those she worked with. Dottie worked with her brother and her nephew in the family’s logging and farm business during a very special period of her life. She developed skills that would last a lifetime and created many special memories. Dottie Lizotte, the woman who became her love in 2010, reconnected with Dottie Lizotte. In 2013, they were married and started a life people only could dream about. Dottie is the best wife, friend, and partner you could ever ask for. She was kind, loving, caring, trustworthy, funny, patient and trusting. They shared many special moments together, including traveling, listening to live music, having dinner conversations, dancing at the kitchen table, laughing, taking in nature, and working on their house (a place Dottie took great pride in). Dottie was a woman who lived life every single day. She loved being outdoors, hunting in the nature with her brother, nephews and cousins. Her other passions were riding Polaris Snowmobiles and riding dirt bikes, as well as playing and watching sports. Dottie was a contagious smile and she brightened up any room that she entered. Her genuine care and love for others made her a wonderful person. Dottie was always there to give strength when others needed it most. Everyone who knew Dottie loved her. Dottie will always be remembered in everyone’s hearts. Dottie’s father Danny McPherson predeceased her. Angie McPherson, her mother, survives Dottie. Renee Lizotte, her wife. Sonya Thibodeau, Ed McPherson, Fred McPherson, Kevin McPherson, and Jen McPherson. She has many nieces and nephews, including Cody McPherson with his wife Courtney and Garrett McPherson (and girlfriend Heidi), Wade McPherson with wife Whitney and Kassie Thibodeau. Thibodeau Erin McPherson Zoe Townsend Layne Johnston Malcolm Townsend. Corbin, Capri Wyman Wilder and Baby McPherson are her great-nephews. Dottie had many aunts and uncles who were her family, as well as cousins, friends, in-laws and other relatives. On Friday, February 3, a private Military Honors ceremony will take place, followed by an afternoon Celebration of Dottie’s Life in the American Legion Hall, Rumford, from 1 to 4 PM. 250 Penobscot Street Rumford, ME 04276