Dorothy Ann Rhodes Loss was born February 9, 1953 in Pampa, Texas to Guy and Lola Taylor Rhodes. She started to school in Pampa, Texas and her family moved to Oklahoma in 1964.
Dorothy married Ronald Dale Bromlow on August 19, 1968. From this union they had Ronald Dale (Butch) Bromlow Jr., Christi Michelle Bromlow and Donald LeRoy Bromlow. She later married William Kenneth Loss on August 31, 1979 and they had Catheryn Ann (Kate) Loss. They adopted Gypsy Susana Combs, Sarah Dawn Loss, Amanda Madison Loss and Brandon YoungEagle Loss.
Dorothy has always loved kids. She has worked at Canton Schools on and off since 1988 doing everything from working in the lunchroom to spending her days with Nicole hunting down puzzles, markers, and ice cream cones. She and Bill have always had a special place in their hearts for children. Over the years they have touched the lives of over 100 foster children, many of which they still consider to be a part of their family.
Dorothy and Bill enjoyed 32 years of marriage and shared a love of family and friends. They enjoyed taking trips together and visiting the casinos. Dorothy loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She was lovingly referred to as “Granny” by many children. There was never a time that their door was not open to whom ever wanted to stop by, everyone was always welcome. No matter what was going on in Dorothy's life she always made you feel at home. You always got to hear a ton of stories while you were in her company, and she had stories about everybody. (Not always stories you wanted told.)
Dorothy departed this life at St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City on March 14, 2012 after a heart-wrenching battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Bill of their home in Canton and sons Ronald Dale (Butch) Bromlow Jr. and wife LaDonna, Donald LeRoy Bromlow and wife Rhonda, and Brandon YoungEagle Loss all of Canton, OK; daughters Christi Michelle Bromlow and fiance Kyle Kornele of Meno, OK, Gypsy Susana Lee and husband Shane of Watonga, OK, Catheryn Ann (Kate) Smith and husband Dave, Sarah Dawn Loss and Amanda Madison Loss all of Canton, OK; brothers Bobby Allen Rhodes and wife Ruth of Oakwood, OK, Ray Jacob Rhodes of Longdale, OK and Martin Scott Rhodes of Oakwood, OK; sisters Margaret Ellen Rhodes, Debra June Smith and husband Alan and Betty Jo (BJ) Rhodes all of Canton, OK; eighteen grandchildren, Jordan Brooke Clinesmith and husband Colt, Taylor Elizabeth Bromlow, Seth Tyson Bromlow, Maci Allison Nevels, Garret William Nevels, Kylee May Bromlow, Tucker James Kornele, Austin Chad Lorenz, Lorrin Riley Bromlow, Grayson Dane Bromlow, Payton Adeline Lee, Camden Lillie Ann Lee, Monica Kay Lee, Warren Clay Lee, Tyler Blaine Lee, Addisyn Grace Smith, Allisyn Hope Smith and Sophia Michelle Loss; two great grandchildren, Kiian Alexander Lorenz and Aden Corey Esquivel; as well as many nieces, nephews and close family friend Bobbie Jo Rhodes and her children Cory, Marcella and Kyler; She is preceded in death by her parents Guy and Lola (Taylor) Rhodes and one brother Melvin Eugene Rhodes.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Canton School Multi-purpose Building with Steve Driskill and Pastor Glen Blood officiating. Interment will follow in Canton Cemetery under the direction of Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton. Memorials may be made to Canton Special Olympics with the funeral home serving as custodian at P.O. Box 36, Canton, OK 73724. Condolences may be made online at www.haiglerpierce.com.