Dorothy M. Burton

March 13, 1931 - August 20, 2019
Dorothy M. Burton

Dorothy Mae Burton, 88, of Asheville, NC died peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 after her battle with cancer. She was born in Fort Collins, Colorado and lived in Madison and Buncombe County.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Howard Burton Jr.; parents Dewey and Vera Rice; and sister Bernice Hensley. She is survived by her sister Loretta Anderson of Hendersonville, NC; two nieces; one nephew; three great nieces; one great nephew; and two brothers-in-law.

She spent 50 years in retail and was always helping others. She was an avid hiker. Dorothy was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in West Asheville where she enjoyed ushering.

She will be remembered by her positive attitude, even in her illness. Her request of having no services will be honored by her family.


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  • August 25, 2019
    Carolyn May says:
    Dottie was a beloved member of our Trinity United Methodist family. She was an inspiration to all who knew her in her living and her dying. She will missed by all of us who loved her.

  • August 25, 2019
    Scott K Spencer says:
    I have known Dottie since I was a child, having been her neighbor for over fifty five years. She was one of the most loving and caring individuals that I have ever known. She provided me comfort when my own mother passed away six years ago and I will sorely miss you, Dottie. But I am happy that you are no longer suffering and have gone home to our Creator!

  • August 25, 2019
    Scott K Spencer says:
    I knew Dottie since I was a child, having been her neighbor for over fifty years. She was one of the most loving and caring individuals I've ever had the pleasure of knowing, having provided me great comfort when my own mother passed away six years ago. I will sorely miss her but take comfort in knowing that she is now with our Creator. I love you, Dottie!

  • August 26, 2019
    Susan Ross says:
    I loved seeing Dottie at the Red Cross center on Edgewood where she volunteered. She was such darling positive person and I looked forward to seeing her every time I gave blood. You couldn't help but leave with a smile after being in Dottie's presence. RIP sweet Dottie. You'll be missed.

  • August 26, 2019
    Pat Salter says:
    I remember Dottie from long ago, when she worked at the makeup counter in Woolworths, I believe. Then my husband Jim and I had the pleasure of enjoying her friendship and hiking with her for many years. She was such a sweet lady, and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.