Dorotha Colliver Thompson, 88, died June 20, 2011.
A native of Carlisle, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Willie Barr Colliver. Dorotha has packed a myriad of interesting and diversified pursuits into her busy life. She has been an assistant field representative for Production Credit, a legal secretary, newspaper Society Editor, newspaper columnist (her feature was called “Dot’s Dashes”), and owned and operated a monogram shop. Her civic endeavors include the Red Cross, American Legion Auxiliary, Women’s Club, Eastern Star, Homemakers Club, PTA, church board positions and McDowell House Museum.
She met and married Martin F. Thompson while employed as a medical librarian for a doctors’ library in Lexington. Dorotha belonged to many lineage and heritage organizations and served on the boards of Daughters of Colonial Wars, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Dames of Court of Honor, Huguenot Society, Plymouth Colony Descendants, Colonial Dames of America, Descendants of Colonial Clergy and, St. Asaph Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in Danville where she has served as chapter regent, state genealogical records chairman, lineage research chairman and state chaplain. She was state vice regent of Kentucky Society DAR from 1983 to 1986, state regent from 1986 to 1989 and national vice president general from 1989 to 1992.
She taught genealogical classes and was very proud of the fact that she was one of the first “Volunteer Genes” from Kentucky approved by NSDAR. She was past president of the Kentucky Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and was currently serving as director of the Great-Granddaughters Club. Dorotha also was a member of the Southern Dames of America, Blue Grass Daughters of the American Colonists, River Raisin Chapter, UDC, Ky. Society Order of the Confederate Rose, the Kentucky Cameo Society, the National Society United Daughters 1812, the National Society of New England Women, Bluegrass Colony No. 156, Morgan’s Men Association, The Nicholas County Historical Society and the Mason County Genealogical Society.
Survivors include a daughter, Teresa T. Horton of Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Anne C. Johnson of Louisville, Ky.; a niece, Victoria J. Blanton of Louisville, Ky.; a nephew, Robert C. Johnson of Tennessee; and several great-nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Danville. The Rev. Jerry Shepard will officiate. An Honor Guard will be provided by Daughters of the American Revolution.
A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday in Carlisle Cemetery.
Visitation will be noon until the service time Saturday at the church
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Duncan Tavern in Paris, Ky., Hindman Settlement School or the Civil War Preservation Trust.
An online guestbook is available at www.stithfuneralhome.net.