- October 9, 2022
Dorothy (Betts) Tollman, 92, a longtime resident of Iowa City, Iowa, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Tucson, Ariz.
Dorothy was born Aug. 9, 1930, near Oran, Iowa, to Earl and Esther (Nichols) Betts. She was a 1948 graduate of Oelwein (Iowa) High School. On Sept. 3, 1950, Dorothy married Raymond Tollman. They celebrated 51 years of marriage before Ray’s death in 2001.
Dorothy and Ray had three children. Dorothy participated in numerous activities with her children. Some of these included leading Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts and providing piano accompaniment for her children’s musical endeavors. She and her husband were ardent supporters of school music programs and helped to run major fundraising events for them.
Dorothy was very active in the First Baptist Church of Iowa City for over 50 years and the First Baptist Church in Fairfield, Iowa, for the previous 10 years.
Survivors include her son, Steven (Cindy) Tollman; two daughters, Ruth (Todd) Fuller and Sandra (Scott) Blackwell; two brothers, Richard Betts and Ronald (Christine) Betts; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Dorothy’s husband, parents, two brothers, and a sister died earlier.
A memorial service is being planned for spring in Iowa. Memorials may be made to Hospice Family Care, 8245 N. Silverbell Road Suite 167B, Tucson, AZ 85743, or a charity of the donor’s choice.