2018-01-11 / Obituaries

Dorothy Ann Sloan DeGomes

Dorothy Ann Sloan DeGomes, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 1, 2018. Springtime Memorial Services are pending at this time for Lexington and San Diego, California.

Dorothy Ann, or D.A as she was well known, was born on August 1, 1925, in Bradley, Oklahoma to Jasper Perry Sloan & Eula Barbara (Anderson) Sloan. In 1944, while living in Corpus Christi, she met her Naval Aviator husband, Lt. John Anthony DeGomes on a blind date and they were soon married January 8, 1945, thereafter having 4 children between 1945-1950.

During military service, the family traveled frequently and lived in Arizona, Florida, California, and Hawaii on multiple occasions. She and her husband, before and after his retirement, traveled extensively in Europe and Mexico, frequently, until he died in 2004.

After having lived in San Diego for 36 years, and having cultivated a reputation as a very successful artist in stained glass, she continued her travels to Russia, Europe, Asia and South America. While in San Diego, she was an avid and dedicated member of the Garden Club, having won many presentation awards, and then becoming a flower show judge.

She then moved in 2013, to live near her sister Ruth Haworth, here in Lexington. She looked forward to the meetings and became a regular member of the Lexington Garden Club and Red Hats.

She was also quite accomplished in watercolor and oil painting, as well as other arts & crafts. She was also well known as a great cook and hostess of parties, when she would often perform the Hawaiian Hula or play ukulele.

Dorothy Ann is survived by her three sons: John Perry DeGomez of Lexington, P. David DeGomez of Hilo, Hawaii, and Thomas E. DeGomez of Flagstaff, Arizona, as well as 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by many friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Toni Ann DeGomes; two sisters: Virginia Branson and Ruth Haworth; and two brothers: JP Sloan, at Iwo Jima in 1945, and recently, John David Sloan.

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