Dorothy Brock
Dorothy Brock
Dorothy Brock
Dorothy Brock

Obituary of Dorothy Brock

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Brock, 78, departed this life on November 17, 2011 at her home in Meridian, Idaho. Dorothy, born in Jerome, Idaho on September 1, 1933, lived her early years on the family farm with her loving parents and three brothers. In her early years, Dorothy enjoyed riding her horse, Dead Eye Dick, and being with her brothers. She graduated high school and attended the University of Idaho where she received her degree in Dietetics. Her brothers played football for the Vandals and Dorothy always joked that she was known as the, "Diehl boys little sister." Dorothy was the President of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, and also the Pan-Hellenic President. After completing her dietetics internship in Boston, MA, Dorothy moved to Gooding, Idaho to work at the Idaho State Tuberculosis Hospital where she met and married her true love and husband of 53 years. Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Brock were married in Jerome, Idaho in 1957 and began their life together. Within the next several years, they welcomed three children into this world: Cathy, Bill, and Tim. The family moved to Chapel Hill, NC during the 1960's so that Darrell could pursue his doctorate. While there, Dorothy enjoyed raising her children and working as a dietician at one of the local nursing homes. The family had many wonderful times and adventures in Chapel Hill. Later, the family returned to Boise where Dorothy accepted a position with a nursing home chain. Dorothy and Darrell moved to Tacoma in 1988 and Dorothy excelled as the chief dietician for a nursing home corporation before moving back to Idaho to retire. As the chief dietician, Dorothy was responsible for planning the menus and buying the food for nursing homes in several western states. Dorothy was an amazing cook and loved nothing more than having her large family gather around the table for good food, laughs, and conversation. Dorothy many times brought her family together with the promise of a great home cooked meal and one would only have to glance at her extensive cookbook collection to know that cooking for others was one of the ways in which she showed her love for her family. Her home was filled with love and laughter and trips to Dorothy's house always promised a wonderful time. One of Dorothy's favorite traditions was preparing a Christmas Eve seafood feast for her large family. She loved the holidays as she loved decorating her home, preparing meals, and having loved ones near. Dorothy had a zest for living life to the fullest and enjoyed traveling with her husband. Although she had visited all 50 states, her favorite place was Saratoga Springs, New York. She enjoyed the many interesting shops and the oldest thoroughbred race track in the country. She owned several thoroughbreds that raced at Les Bois Park where they were trained by her sons and groomed by her daughter. Her grandsons' earliest memories were going to the race track in the mornings to care for the horses and then out for breakfast with Grandma and Grandpa. Dorothy's horses ran and won races in Billings, Seattle, Portland, and Spokane. Dorothy enjoyed her beautiful flower garden, reading, playing Bridge with friends, watching her son coach his high school football team, and mostly spending time with friends and family. She had a sparkle in her eyes and a smile that would light up the room. She was always looking for the opportunity to do something kind for someone and touched the lives of many through her kind and loving way. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, William and Beulah Diehl, and her brother, Lester Diehl. Dorothy is survived by: her husband, Darrell W. Brock, her daughter, Cathy (Randy) Brown, her sons Bill (Deanna) and Tim (Linda), and her brothers, Ted Diehl of Jerome, and Jerry Diehl of Idaho Falls. She has five grandchildren and six great grandchildren, and a great grandchild due to arrive in May. A memorial service will be held at the Hillview Methodist Church at 8525 Ustick Road in Boise, Idaho at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21st.
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