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Dorothy Jean “Dottie” Alejandro

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Dorothy Jean “Dottie” Alejandro, 69, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at her home in Woodstock, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Sept. 13, 1944, in Shawneetown to Herman and Isabelle (Ransom) Dortch.

On Sept. 17, 1963, she married Juan Alejandro in Woodstock.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.  She worked for a time as a real estate agent, but she also had a degree in early childhood education.  She loved her kids and would do anything for them.  She was active as a room mother, bringing in homemade cookies and cakes when her children were in school.  She also took her children and their friends anywhere they needed or wanted to go.  She was an excellent cook, making everything she cooked or baked from scratch.  She celebrated every holiday, but Christmas was her favorite.  She also loved all animals, being outdoors and bird-watching.

Survivors include her loving husband; two children, Anthony Alejandro and Melanie Alejandro; and two sisters, Helen Maynard and Rita May Stipanov.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Frank Dortch, David Dortch and infant Jamie Dortch.

Visitation and funeral were held Jan. 3 at  Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home. Burial was at McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the family for designation at a later date.

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