Dorthy Frost, 73Dorthy “Dolly” Ann (Richardson) Frost, 73, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul.
Dorthy “Dolly” Ann (Richardson) Frost, 73, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul.
Dorthy was born December 4, 1939 in Cogswell, North Dakota to Douglas and Clara (Peterson) Richardson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Dolly graduated from Stirum, ND High School in 1956 and attended Interstate Business College, where she earned a degree in accounting.
On June 9, 1962, Dolly was united in marriage to William “Bill” Frost at St. Aloysius Church in Lisbon, ND. To this union the couple was blessed with two children, Jay and Linda. The couple made their home in Lisbon, ND, where Dolly worked as a homemaker. The family moved to different communities for Bill’s career including: Fargo, ND, Little Falls, MN, Grand Forks, ND and St. Louis Park, MN before settling in Alexandria in 1976.
Dolly started working with children with special needs at Washington Elementary School, which she did for a few years. She then worked as a bookkeeper at a variety of businesses including Renner’s Automotive, Salon Alexis, Alexandria ambulance service and Depot Express restaurant. In 1995, Dolly became the first employee at Tastefully Simple and worked as a bookkeeper until she became the first retiree from there in 2006. Dolly will be fondly remembered at Tastefully Simple for her personalized post-it notes that she included with various employee payroll checks.
Dolly enjoyed getting pampered with manicures and pedicures, going to the casino and playing slots, trips to Las Vegas, Florida and Branson, music, garage sales, shopping, and going to Art In the Park. Most of all, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy.
She is survived by her son, Jay (Mindy) of Brooklyn Park; daughter, Linda (Mike) Herzog of Alexandria; grandchildren, Nathan, Amanda, Lauren and Mikaela; and many nieces and nephews.
Dolly was preceded in death by her mother, Clara, father, Douglas; brothers, Clifford and Robert; and sister, Edith and husband Bill.
A memorial service was held Friday, March 15 at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Kari van Wakeren officiating. Music was provided by organist, Randy Morken and soloist, Leigh Pfeffer. Interment was at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria. Honorary urn bearers were Dolly’s grandchildren, Nathan Frost, Amanda Herzog, Lauren Frost and Mikaela Herzog.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.