A fantastic spirit and loving light left us too soon on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Nanny was surrounded by her loving son, daughter, son in law, and friends at the time of her death. Dottie was born June 18, 1945 in Yazoo City, Mississippi to Robert and Adell Nelson. Nanny learned sign language at an early age as both of her parents were deaf and mute.
Dottie married Leonard Kendrix. This marriage gave them son Robert and daughter Elizabeth. Dottie and Leonard later divorced and Dottie moved to Idaho where she met and married Richard Jordan. This marriage gave them their son Darrel who became the little brother of Bob, and Beth.
Dottie enjoyed her career with the Idaho Department of Transportation from April 8, 1985 to June 30, 2010 when she retired.
Dottie was known by many, and loved by all. She truly had a heart of gold and her treasured memories of friendships and events would fill a book. Dottie took pleasure in knowing that most youngsters in her life came to call her Nanny. Nanny always welcomed everyone into her home, and gave everything of herself.
Dottie is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Adell, sister Elizabeth, brother Junior (Robert), son Darrel, and granddaughter Heidi. She is survived by son Bob Kendrix (Nancy) Greenville MS, and daughter Beth Plaster (Kurtis) Meridian ID, grandsons Trevor, and Jordan, granddaughters Heather, Victoria, and Kathryn, and nine great grandchildren. Dottie’s life was completed by an awesome group of “sisters,” friends, co-workers, and neighbors (you all know who you are). A memorial service will be held September 19 at 11:00 at Bowman Funeral chapel, Garden City ID. The service will also be livestreamed. Bob and Beth would like to thank Sheila Stillwell, and Canyon Home Health and Hospice, for the great care they gave Nanny during her last days (especially Jani, Heidi, Lauren, Jill, Julie and Jolene).
To watch the tribure video for Dottie click the following link https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/63R5B764MKWGF855
To view the service for Dottie please click the following link https://vimeo.com/459719065
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Vicki meiergerd saysSeptember 15, 2020 at 11:53 am
Beth (Buddy), Kurtis, Victoria, Jordan and all of Dottie’s family,
You all have your very own guardian angel (hummingbird) now! It melts my heart to hear about all the people who loved and adored her. She had such a far reach and caring heart…she was loved by many! I am blessed to know her and am so grateful we got to see her on our visit this summer. You are ALL in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Take comfort in knowing Dottie is resting comfortably in the arms of the Lord and is surrounded by everyone she loved who went before her. My love to you all…
LaVon saysSeptember 16, 2020 at 9:28 pm
You and I have loved, cried, laughed, canned, gardened, traveled, raised kids, and never missed a beat in our sisterhood…we don’t get too many ‘friends of the heart’ in our life and you’ll always live in mine. Your passing leaves a hole in my heart. My prayers and love for Robert Earl and Elizabeth Ann are ongoing.
Kyla Plaster saysSeptember 18, 2020 at 10:44 pm
Beth, Kurtis, Victoria and Jordan I’m so very sorry for this extreme loss in your lives! Dottie was such a generous, kind, loving woman and friend and I’m so thankful Mom and her were friends! I know in my heart she is snuggling up to Darrel and refreshing old family memories with her Mom and Dad!! I’m sure my Mom and Dad, Doris and Tom and many others are tripping the light fantastic on the nearest dance floor. Please know I’m always here for you all and love you dearly!! I’m so sorry and will miss her beautiful soul so very much!!
Bonnie Rodriguez saysSeptember 19, 2020 at 9:04 am
You have always been a mom to me. You were always there when I needed you.
You were an exceptional Nanny!! You loved me and your grandchildren unconditionally. Oh how I am going to miss your phone calls.
Give Heidi and Darrell love from us.. It gives me peace to know your are with them now.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family.
Lots of Love Bonnie and Chloe Mae??❤️❤️
Jim Bridge saysSeptember 19, 2020 at 12:28 pm
Bob, Beth and family. So sorry to hear about your loss.
Dottie was a sweet lady.
Ashley saysApril 7, 2021 at 12:36 am
Nanny if everyone knew their last hug from you was the last one they would get for a very long time we would have never let go. It’s been seven very long months since the day I lost not only my second grandma but my `also a big piece of my heart. It has definitely been hard to go day by day knowing that I can’t see your beautiful smiling face, I will definitely miss the summer drives to your house just to see you and sit outside and count each and every humming bird that comes to your porch. September 9 2020 was the day not only me not only our family but the whole world lost a great person. When ever I was having a bad day all I had to hear was your voice to put a smile on my face. We all miss you dearly Nanny, one day I will be able to see your beautiful face again and be able to give you as many hugs as I can. I love you very much