Dorothy E. Fink, born in Lake City, Calif., on Feb. 18, 1919 to Lester and Eleonor Roberts, passed away March 17. She went to high school and college in Phoenix and Tempe, Ariz. In 1941 she married Paul W. Fink and after World War II enjoyed traveling with him throughout his military career. They had three daughters and a son. Her husband retired in 1968 and they made their home in Steilacoom, Wash. In 2008 she moved to Moriarty to live with her son and daughter-in-law. Dorothy retired from Civil Service at Ft. Lewis, Wash. She was an avid gardener all her life. She is survived by her daughters, Betty Foster and three grandchildren, Kimberly, Amber and Stephanie; daughter Barbara Ireland and grandchildren Challis, Justin and Jay; daughter Catherine Goings and grandchildren, Brian, Aaron, and Sean. Per the family’s wishes, no services are scheduled at this time.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at news.ind.editor@gmail.com.