Professor, world traveler, grandmother
Lore M. Dormer, a longtime Claremont resident, died on July 2, 2014. She was 89.
She was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1925 and earned a master’s degree from Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany. In 1954, she met Major Thomas L. Dormer, then a captain in the US Army who was stationed at Rivers Barracks in Giessen, Germany as part of the 331st Communication Reconnaissance Company. They were married soon after and moved to Claremont in 1961.
Ruth Bobo, a longtime Claremont High School teacher, died peacefully on Saturday, June 7, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. She was 76.
Mrs. Bobo was born on March 16, 1938 in Parker, California to Arlie Moultrie and Evelyn Moultrie (née Moats). Soon, the family returned to Moulton, Alabama. While her father, a carpenter, ran his successful lumber mill and building business, her mother worked with him, leaving 10-year-old Ruth Ann to cook dinners and care for her siblings, Joan, Peggy, and Dan. She became a mother figure, according to her sister, Peggy Henson.
Kay Smith, a longtime Claremont resident, died on April 15, 2014 at home due to complications from pulmonary fibrosis. She was surrounded by family and by the love and prayers of her numerous friends.
Mrs. Smith was born in Richmond, Indiana on February 17, 1941 to George and Virginia Otis. In 1948 she moved to Claremont with her grandparents, Edna and Paul Tacke, and her beloved younger sister Markeen, where they lived in the Russian Village.