DorothY Soutar, 95

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Dorothy Soutar

Dorothy (Schroeder) Soutar, 95, passed away at 2:50 a.m., Monday, April 3, 2017, in Apple Valley, Calif.

She was born June 18, 1921, in Carlinville, a daughter of Andrew J. and Mary A. (Schmidt) Schroeder. .She married James M. Soutar on July 7, 1946, in Running Springs, Calif.; they were married for 64 years when he passed away in 2010.

Mrs. Schroeder graduated from Carlinville High School in 1939, then attended Huber Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Pana. Shortly after receiving her license as a registered nurse in 1942, she worked as a hospital in the state of Washington. She later relocated to Los Angeles, Calif., where she met her future husband. In 1962, they relocated to Barstow, Calif., where they purchased the Chrysler/Plymouth automobile dealership. She enjoyed spending time with and entertaining family and friends, playing bingo and traveling extensively with her husband throughout the United States, Japan and Europe.

Surviving are three sons, Jock and Jon of Barstow, Calif., and Michael (Eva) Soutar of Long Beach, Calif.; granddaughter, Kirsten (Rod) Vallo of Barstow; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Andrew (Norma) Schroeder of Carlinville; and two nephews, Drew (Connie) Schroeder of Carlinville and Kurt (Jennifer) Schroeder of Shiloh.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Soutar Sterly; and a sister, Mary Schroeder.