Dorothy Gist

Obituary of Dorothy Dell Gist

Dorothy Dell Carlton of Ashburn, VA peacefully passed away from COVID-19 Pneumonia in her sleep on July 27, 2022. She had celebrated her 96th birthday with her three children singing from California, Colorado and Virginia just four days before. It was a joyous video call ending in much laughter and blown kisses by all.

Dorothy loved her family deeply and enjoyed every minute talking with them. She had a remarkable memory and loved telling life stories all the way back to when she was 2 years old in her baby buggy. Dorothy was an amazing homemaker who loved sewing, cross-stitching, reading, baking and slalom water skiing on family vacations. She loved music especially singing in church choirs and playing the piano. She was always thinking of others before herself, and enjoyed volunteering at the hospital.

Dorothy was born on July 23, 1926 in Bakersfield, CA to Fay E. and Frank Lytle. Predeceasing her was the love of her life, husband Marvin Theodore (Ted) Carlton who died in a mid-air Navy reserve crash in 1964. Besides Ted, her parents and brother Charles Lytle, she was pre-deceased by brother-in-law Paul Carlton, and sister-in-laws Leona Lytle and Margaret Carlton.

Dorothy is survived by her loving children Ken Carlton (Peggy), Greg Carlton (Karen), and Lynn Carlton Gabriel (Angel) and her six grandchildren Sherry Carlton Tierney (Dan), Chris Carlton (Ellen), Stephen Carlton (Katie), Shannon McKee (Cody), Kathryn Thomasson (Justin), and Emily Duffy (Tom). Her greatgrandchildren include, Connor Tierney, Rachel Tierney, Luke Tierney, Teddy Carlton, Wylie Carlton, William Carlton, Max Carlton, Sophia Thomasson, Max Thomasson, Milo Thomasson, Liam Duffy, Hannah Duffy, Owen Duffy, and Rowan Gill. Other close family members include her sister-in-law Robbie Carlton, her nieces Jayne Carlton Haslam (Tom) and Betty Atkinson (George), and nephews Glen Carlton, Gary Carlton and Chuck Lytle (Carmella).

Dorothy Dell Carlton Obituary 7.23.1926 - 7.27.2022 Dorothy’s Memorial Service will take place at a later date when all family members can attend. In lieu of flowers, one may donate in Dorothy’s name to: VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) https://heroes.vfw.org/page/21776/donate/ or Wounded Warrior Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/

May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind always be at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, And rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand

A Memorial Tree was planted for Dorothy
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