Dorothy Florence (Scott) Sazama, 97 of St. Paul, died on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.
To honor Dorothy’s wishes, her body was cremated. A Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul is assisting the family.
Dorothy was born on December 10, 1923 to Lynn & Oma (Stone) Scott in rural Howard County, Nebraska. She grew up in St. Paul where she received her education, graduating from St. Paul Public School. She attended Nebraska State Teachers College in Kearney, Nebraska and graduated with a teaching degree in the spring of 1945.
Dorothy was united in marriage to Theodore “Ted” Sazama on April 2, 1943 in St. Paul, where they spent their life. Ted and Scotty (Ted’s nickname for Dorothy) enjoyed a wonderful 77 years together. While Ted was in the early part of his Navy training during WWII, Dorothy moved to Chicago with him. She said she enjoyed the experience but would not want to live there permanently. Dorothy loved spending time with family. She always looked forward to family reunions for joy and laughter that it brought. Dorothy would always bring out her accordion to entertain the family after a great meal and homemade ice cream. With her being a teacher in her early years, she always took the opportunity to continue to share her teaching abilities in the kitchen and the garden. She loved flowers, gardening, bird watching, music, and the outdoors. Fishing trips were a time that Ted and Dorothy were able to spend quiet time together, with just a little competition thrown in for good measure. Dorothy was very involved in the Howard County Extension club for many years. In her later years, a group of “Dorothy’s” from Howard county would get to together and share stories, food and laughs, rotating houses on each gathering. They enjoyed traveling though out the US and were able to go to Europe more than once.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Ted Sazama of St. Paul; sons & daughters-in-law, Steve & LarryAnn Sazama of Decatur, Texas, Jonathan & Sylvie Sazama of Kearney; 6 grandchildren & their spouses, Todd and Heather Sazama, Mark and Rachel Sazama, Tracie and Mike Gumpenberger, Seth and Danielle Sazama, Abbie and Jared Mauler, and Maggie and Chris Gannon; 1 step-grandchild, Michaela Williams, 14 great-grandchildren & 1 great-grand child on the way; 1 step-great-granddaughter; sisters, Jeanne Bruntz of St. Paul, & Jeannette Harvey of St. Paul.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn & Oma Scott; & brother, Bill Scott.
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