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Dorothy Quincy

November 1, 1941 — September 21, 2021

Dorothy Marie Quincy, 79, of Boulder, passed away on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 at TruCare Hospice in Longmont. She was born November 1st, 1941 in Platteville, Wisconsin to Wilhelmina Marie Hill and Everett John Hill. She was married to Edmund Allen Quincy on August 22nd, 1964. She is survived by her son Craig Quincy of Louisville Colorado, and daughter, Jill Rue, of Silverton Oregon, as well as her sister Roberta Pfefferkorn of Bowling Green, Kentucky. She has two grandchildren Lucy and Poppy. Dorothy’s husband, mother and father preceded her in death.

Dorothy spent her childhood years in South Wayne, Wisconsin and grew up in three more towns, East Troy, Weyauwega, and Platteville. She loved reading as a kid. She worked on math problems into the night and graduated as the top in her class.

She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in Math and went on to Purdue University to pursue a Masters degree in that same field. While at Purdue, she met her husband, Ed, and they married in Pocatello, Idaho.

She was a kind and devoted mother of her two children. After raising them, she studied Computer Science at the University of Wyoming. After moving to Boulder, she was able to put her analytical skills to use at NOAA studying Stratospheric Ozone. Dorothy worked around the world -- with grace and humor -- in Arosa, Switzerland, Lauder, New Zealand and the South Pole in Antarctica.

She constantly devoured mysteries, preferably with female protagonists. She had a passion for quilting and in retirement worked on weekends in the Estes Park quilt shop. Ed and Dorothy took many trips in their RV to Oregon to meet Jill and see the Sister’s quilt show, often stopping in the Tetons along the way.

To her granddaughters she was known as “Grandma Waffles”. She loved her granddaughters dearly and spent time with them weekly up until her passing. She loved holidays like Easter, Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas and took particular joy in indulging her granddaughters on those occasions. Grandma Waffles was the kind of person that could make your day better no matter what. She touched the lives of everyone around her. She made everyone’s world brighter through her positivity and supportiveness.

She will be known for her unfailing dedication to supporting her friends, loved ones and broader community. She served her community for many years through the United Methodist Women’s group. She was an amazing woman and is dearly missed by everyone she touched with her kind ways.


A memorial service will be held at Mountain View Methodist church in Boulder on Friday Nov 12th at 10:30am.
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