September 1, 1925 – August 24, 2019
Dorothea C. “Dorothy” Theodoran passed away in Colorado Springs on August 24, 2019, just 8 days prior to what would have been her 94th birthday. She was born September 1, 1925 to George C. and Helen G. (Perou) Theodoran, and lived most of her life in Colorado Springs.
Dorothea attended Columbia Elementary School, North Junior High and Colorado Springs High School (now Palmer High School), and maintained good friendships with some of her fellow students throughout her life. She was a student at Colorado College for one year before transferring to Blair Business College (now Everest College), where she earned her degree. Dorothea spent her career working for the United States Civil Service; among her postings, she lived and worked in her parents’ native Greece for eight years.
Dorothea was a devout member of the local Orthodox church and was actively involved with Holy Theophany Orthodox Church (former known as Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church). She counted many fellow congregants among her friends for years.
Dorothea was an avid traveler. In addition to her frequent visits to Greece, she enjoyed touring Egypt and Russia. She also traveled to every state in the USA, collecting commemorative spoons and other delightful mementos from her travels. Another pleasing lifelong hobby was crafts and needlework; Dorothea made many beautiful needlepoint pieces, including some that hang in Pavlica Hall at Holy Theophany. In her later years, Dorothea enjoyed visits from her close friends and family, doing crossword and word search puzzles, and watching TV Westerns.
Dorothea will be remembered for her pride in her Greek heritage and her family; she especially cherished her mother and father, and devoted herself to caring for them as they aged. She will also be remembered for her great love of dogs. Up through the very end of her life, she derived a great sense of joy and comfort from being in the presence of dogs.
Dorothea is survived by her nephews and nieces, as well as by her nephews’ children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her dear parents and brother, Constantine “Dino” Theodoran.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 1, 2019 (what would have been Dorothea’s 94th birthday) at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Holy Theophany Orthodox Church, 2770 N. Chestnut Street Colorado Springs, Colorado. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs.
Following the interment, a luncheon reception will be held at Holy Theophany Orthodox Church.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothea Theodoran’s memory to Holy Theophany Orthodox Church, 2770 N. Chestnut Street Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907.