Doreetha is a self-reliant, creative woman, and the matriarch of her loving family. Stories abound about her beautiful crafts – jewelry & scarves – and her famous candy made yearly at Christmas time. She is also an adventurer who loves to travel. She enjoys accompanying her son on his work trips, covering hundreds of miles in one day, and often splitting the driving. At age 97 she had her license renewed for 3 years but due to a small stroke in January 2015, she can no longer drive. She had a goal to get her AA degree before she turns 100 and she has accomplished that goal at age 99 in 2015.