Dorothy D. Plybon

dorothy plybon

Dorothy D. Plybon


Dorothy Plybon was born March 10, 1927 in La Jara, Colorado to Thomas and Ida Ormond. She spent her childhood in La Jara, Colorado graduating high school there. After high school she went to Chillicothe, Missouri to a business school, which she graduated from. She was impacted by the great depression as well as World War II.

After finishing business school, she moved to Denver, Colorado. She moved into the YWCA where she developed many friends. She was always a very social person and made friends easily. She started attending Trinity Methodist Church and joined a group of friends there. She met Russell Plybon in this group. They had many fun experiences. Russell obtained his pilots license and took her flying in a small plane. They were married and then as other friends married, they joined a group at the church call Mr. & Mrs. She remained involved with that group for the remainder of her life. They remained in Denver for the rest of her life. She was very involved with family and friends, willing to help where ever she could. She also worked with the Disabled Veterans and served as an officer with them. She loved traveling and went to many areas of the US as well as Europe, with a number of trips to Hawaii. She enjoyed camping in the mountains of Colorado, and loved to go see the aspens in the fall.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Russell Plybon (97), two sons Steven Plybon (64) and Jerry Plybon (62). Steven Plybon is married and lives in Texas with his wife Cheryl. Jerry Plybon is married and lives in Aurora, Colorado with his wife Ruth. She is also survived by her older sister Barbara Pearce, and her older brother Wayne Ormond predeceased her. Survivors also include her 6 grandchildren, Travis, Todd, Tony, Tim, Nicole and Andrea, and 2 step grandchildren Eric and Jill; 4 great grandchildren, Travis Michael, Cheyenne, Liam and Michael as well as 6 step great grandchildren, Jeffrey, Ron, Landry, Audrey, Hayden and Harper. She was very proud and loved all of her family.

Visitation Bullock Colonial Chapel Sunday, August 17, 2014 from  4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Funeral service at Bullock Colonial Chapel on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.  Interment will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Charitable donations may be made in Dorothy's name to the following organizations:

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  1. Words alone cannot express the deep pain of losing such a wonderful and precious Aunt. I was truly blessed to be embraced by the joy of her kind, giving and loving heart. I will always treasure the lifetime of memories and think about them often. Aunt Dorothy, you will always hold a special place my heart.

  2. A fond farewell to the "roller coaster" woman. She made us all laugh with her toast to the bride and groom, her grandson Tim and his bride Sarah.

    We will miss your big heart, your teasing sense of humor, and the twinkle in your eye.  

    We share the tears with all those she touched!

  3. Please accept my sincere sympathy.  At this time it is important to draw close to God in prayer, for "he himself will sustain you'" (Psalm 55:22)  Although you will miss Ms. Dorothy for now, take comfort in the promises found in God's word the Bible concerning the hope of seeing her again and being with her in a world without tears where sickness and death will be no more. (Revelation 21:4)

  4. I will miss you, such a lovely soul.

    I enjoyed Dorothy's stories she shared at the Kirk of Bonnie Brae, United Church of Christ.

  5. You and Russell were great neighbors  You will always be in our hearts , for your kindness to grandma,and our family.Rest in Peace

  6. Dorothy, along with her husband Russ, have been special friends for many years. Dorothy and Russ, along with Aneta and Royal McKay, were  members of the Mr. and Mrs. Group at Trinity Methodist Church. Both Dorothy and Aneta met their husbands at Trinity. The Mr. and Mrs. Group is still meeting after approximately 65 years for lunch. New members have joined, bringing new life to the group.

    Dorothy was always strong member of the Mr. and Mrs. Group and we will miss her. She always had jokes and a bright spirit. She was so much fun to be with! RIP Dorothy. God Bless You!

  7. The Plybons were such good neighbors on Garfield Street.  Dorothy was one of my mother's closest friends and we loved playing at their house growing up.  After our mother died, I maintained a connection with Dorothy and enjoyed hearing about their growing family.  I will miss her laugh, her jokes and her friendship.  Love to Steven and Jerry.

  8. To the Plybon Family,

    I lived on South Garfield Street, Denver, while all the kids on the block attended the rounds from Cory Elementary, Merrill Junior High, and South High.  Your family was a wonderful anchor through all those years on walks to school, Halloween and other special events.  I send my condolences and prayers, grieving with you and for you.  It brings a smile to my face, however, to remember so many good times with the Plybons.

    I send my best wishes to all…..Gayle

  9. My heart just broke!

    Gloria and Dorothy have stayed friends since their babies were babies!

    Just can not express the overwhelming amount of loss. We are grateful for her many gifts- as she touched so many people and gave so much of who she was.

    Her never ending laughter, smiles and tenderness stay with us causing us too to smile and laugh- thanks Dorothy.

    I just don't know how to tell Gloria of this loss.This is a hard one!!!

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