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Dorothy Jensen Kingsmore

Obit-KingsmoreJune 9, 1931 – June 23, 2014

Dorothy Kingsmore, age 83, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014. She was a resident of Colorado Springs and formerly of Estes Park, Colorado and Grove City, Ohio. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Dorothy was born on June 9, 1931 in Rio De Janeiro, Argentina to the late Knud and Aldyth (Nichols) Jensen. She attended Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from University of South Dakota. She later received her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Her true passion was working with young children. She taught kindergarten for many years.

Dorothy married Gerald L. Kingsmore, II on August 16, 1958 in Denver, Colorado. Together they raised two children, Jerry and Amy. They moved to Estes Park after retirement in 1986, and wintered in Green Valley, Arizona for many years. They loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. After Gerald passed away in 2002, Dorothy moved to Colorado Springs to be near her family. Dorothy was an active member of the Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Monument, Colorado.

She is survived by her son, Jerry (Patti) Kingsmore of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four grandchildren: Konnor and Zachary Kingsmore, and Ryan and Nicholas MacDonald; and a sister, Fran (John) Schuyler of Rochester, New York. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald L. Kingsmore, II; her daughter, Amy MacDonald; and her siblings, George Jensen and Mary Jensen.

A memorial service will be held at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Estes Park, Colorado on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to the Estes Valley Land Trust or the Rocky Mountain Nature Association.

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