Funeral services for Dorothy Christy will be Thursday July 19, 2018 at 10:30 am at Bethany Manor Chapel in Story City. Burial will follow in the Roland Cemetery. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at Bethany Manor.


Dorothy was born on July 5, 1932, on a farm near Roland, Iowa, to Magnus and Ella Hall Olson. She met her future husband of 56 years, Jim Christy, while working as a secretary in the administrative offices of Iowa State University Extension. She and Jim were married in 1955 and made their home in Nevada, Iowa, where they raised their two children, Julie and Jon.


Dorothy was a homemaker and used her skills to nurture and develop a strong faith and love of learning in her children. Together, Jim and Dorothy were very active supporters of all aspects of the Memorial Lutheran Church faith community, the Nevada Community School System, Story County 4-H, and Iowa State University.


Upon retirement, Dorothy and Jim moved to Timberland Village, part of the Bethany Life Retirement Community in Story City, Iowa. One special retirement highlight for Jim and Dorothy was a trip to Norway, with their adult children and their spouses, to reconnect with relatives and visit the home where her grandfather was born. Dorothy never tired of hearing from friends and family. She held close to her heart the Milford Township/Roland communities where she was raised.


Dorothy passed away on July 13, 2018, in Sansgard House, Homes of Bethany, Story City, Iowa.


Dorothy is survived by her daughter Julie (Jerry) Bisher, Christian, Cody, Casey, Corey and families, her son, Jon (Janeen) Christy, and her brother, James (Irene) Olson, and sister-in-laws, Leta Mae Christy, and Naomi McClurg.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jim Christy, her brother, Loren Olson, and her brothers-in-law, Richard Christy, and George McClurg.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to Memorial Lutheran Church, Nevada, Iowa, and Bethany Life Communities, Story City, Iowa