Mrs. Dorothy L. Caley
Dorothy went to be with Jesus and to be reunited with her beloved husband Al early Sunday
morning, August 13, 2006. Dodie (as she is known by those who loved her) was born in
Chicago, IL on October 28, 1926. She was the daughter of Jennings Bryan and Frances Betty
(Bentley) Stewart, who she is also happily rejoicing with today. She was united happily in
marriage to Albert E. Caley on June 2, 1946. They spent their lives together richly in love
and happiness with the Lord and their big family of six children. Learning with their
loving family that happiness isn't always found with the wealth of the world. Sadly, she
lost him after his long battles with illness and he went to be with the Lord on December 1,
1990. Today they are standing tall together again in paradise after this long separation
and smiling down on us all in health and joy. They are now rejoicing arm in arm in a place
where there will be no more pain and no more illness.
She has also been preceeded in death by one granddaughter (Ashley), one Son-In-Law, two
sisters, and one brother.
Surviving and missing them are their six children, and their families: Judy (Mark) Commer
(Katrina, Laura (Mario), and Amy, and their six grandchildren), of St. Claire Shores, MI,
Trudy Brown (Tracy (Chris), and Jeff (Shelly) and three surviving grandchildren, with one
deceased grandson) of Kalamazoo, Rev. Albert Caley Jr., of Vicksburg, Patricia (Leon) Owens
(Robert (Laura), Brian (Toni), Elizabeth (David), and Daniel, with 5 grandchildren), Allison
(William) Lamphiear (Tony, Kimberly, and one grandaughter), and Malachi (Paula) Caley
(Daniel, Allen, and Emily, and a deceased granddaughter, Ashley), of Portage, MI. There are
also several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many close friends, some of whom are as
close as family and will miss her as well.
Friends will be welcomed at the funeral home begining at noon on Wednesday. Services will
follow at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. A close family friend, Rev. Merle Hamblin will be
officiating. Interment will be at the Schoolcraft Cemetary following the services.
Contributions in Dorothy's memory may be made to the Borgess Nursing Home C/O:
Joldersma & Klein
917 S. Burdick
Kalamazoo, MI 49001