Dorothy E. Moon, 90, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at her home in Dodge City.
Dorothy E. Moon, 90, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at her home in Dodge City. She was born on February 7, 1922 at Crescent, Okla., the daughter of Edward C. and Beatrice May (Reeves) Leatherman. Dorothy grew up in Fowler and graduated from Fowler High School. On January 7, 1950 she married Clifford Wayne Moon and made their home together in Minneola until they retired in 1986, when they moved to Dodge City. Dorothy dedicated her life to her family and she supported her children as a Cub Scout den mother and 4-H leader. She worked as the baker in the Minneola School lunch room from 1974 to 1982 and she baked dozens of cookies for the Boy Scouts leaders when she and Wayne volunteered at Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch after they retired. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Dodge City. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Clifford Wayne Moon of Dodge City; two sons, Cliff Moon Jr. and wife Karie of Minneola, and Ed Moon and wife Mary Jo of Waldorf, Md.; a daughter, Rita Gross of Austin Texas; five grandchildren, Jeremy Gross, Wayne Moon, Bill Moon, Wilbur Moon, and Jessica Gross. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Vera Beatrice Moon; four brothers, Bill, Wilbur, James and Earl Leatherman; and one sister, Alta Dalton. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 16, 2013 at the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, with Rev. Dick Robbins presiding. There will be no public visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to the Santa Fe Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.