Dorothy J. Evans, 81, of Monument, CO unexpectedly passed away on October 28, 2022 at her home.  She was the second of nine children and grew up in Peterson, MN.  She moved to Colorado Springs, CO in 1961 where she married and had 3 children.  She was employed at Farmers Insurance for 26 years and continued to work at various other part time jobs long after her retirement.

She was a member of and babysat for the Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Monument.  She enjoyed working the CrossMark demos for years at Walmart, Safeway, and King Soopers.  Dorothy was well known for her beautiful knitted baptismal blankets, knitted family baby gifts, handmade quillows, and her tasty holiday sweet potato souffles.  She enjoyed learning how to play the piano, was an accomplished bowler, and loved shopping and reading.  Dorothy made many trips to Minnesota for family events of all kinds.  Many of these events included family canoe trips and those stories have become legendary among the family.  She was fearless, ready to take on any adventure, and used to love sledding with her family on snowy days.

Dorothy is survived by her two daughters Patti and Kelly, and her son Brian, two grandsons Sean and Scot, her siblings Larry, Faye, Bob, Keith, Carol, and Lori, and numerous extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents Arlene and Arnold Pederson, and her brothers Wayne and Ken.

Final arrangements are being made by the Shrine of Remembrance in Colorado Springs, CO where she will be cremated.  Her ashes will be scattered by her family in Colorado and Minnesota.

A special Thank You for the professionalism and compassion shown to the family by the Monument Fire District Paramedics, the Monument Police Department, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department Chaplain.

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  1. Suzie I’m so saddened to hear this news. I know how close you are with your Mom. Take Care
    Miss you

  2. I didn’t know Dorothy for very long, being fairly new to a group of lovely ladies who knit and crochet at a local coffee shop. She was such a delight and I was instantly drawn to her, reminding me of my beloved grandmother. To Kelly and the rest of her family, I’m sending love and virtual hugs. ?

  3. Dorothy was a joy to get to know. I knew her for many years & worked with her in Colorado Springs. She was a very pleasant person & I will really miss seeing her!

  4. I will surely miss DOROTHY. and the fun times we had working together for CrossMark! I was Blessed to meet her three children, whom was such a part of her life! We enjoyed our time together! My condolences to the Family❣️.

  5. I was glad I got to know you, Dorothy. You were such a blessing to our group. Angels sing for you! You will be missed.

  6. Such a beautiful obituary! Dot looks so good in the picture. I so sorry all of you Patty,Kelly,Brian,Sean and Scott are going through this sad time.Wish we could have been there with you all. Dot was a lovely person to know and was proud she was # one Sister -in- Law we did FB every now and then and I enjoyed it.I love all of you and all of the Mitchell’s will be thinking of everyone during your bereavement . Avie Mitchell.


  7. I really miss my sister especially now during the holidays. She loved giving gifts and always put so much thought in to what she gave everyone. She would tell me what she had for the knitting group and it was always so special. She loved her knitting group. Love and miss her.

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