Dorothy Lee Hicks (née Smith) Eldridge
04/23/1918 – 06/10/2012
Kind, generous, loving, and beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Native and lifelong resident of Santa Barbara. Descendant of several of the earliest American pioneer families in this country. 1936 graduate of Santa Barbara high School who, in 1937, began her working career as an apprentice cosmetologist. She later purchased an established business from her employer and became a successful businesswoman, in her own right, as a beautician for 46 years.
Married to Marshall Ney Hicks in 1939, she raised two sons (Fred and George) and two daughters (Marsha and Margie). Widowed in 1971, then later married to Charles Eldridge (who preceded her in death in 1990), she continued to live in peace and contentment until her quiet passing following a short illness. She is honored, lived and greatly missed by friends and family alike.
God be with you, Dorothy. Requiem in Pacem!
Memorial services will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 4485 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 15, 2012; reception to follow.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider 805-965-5145.