When visiting her Arizona family, she could often be found in the backyard near the grapefruit or lemon tree enjoying a fresh snack while throwing the ball for Aussie (the family dog) or cheering at one of her grandkids’ sporting events.
A fun-loving, proud grandmother, Jo enjoyed hearing about the kids’ activities and achievements when away from them.
Jo is survived by her son, William Lawrence Dorsey “Larry”, daughter-in-law Tracy Dorsey and three grandchildren Alexis (22), Kohl (20) and Regan (16) who currently reside in Arizona.
Her Montana family includes her sister, Helen Lauckner Heikens (husband-Bob), brothers Andy (wife-Jamie) and Bill Lauckner (wife-Myrna) along with numerous treasured nieces and nephews.
A strong Christian, Jo will be remembered for her kindness and quiet strength.
She was blessed by many incredible medical caregivers who walked with her providing support and overall care during this time. Luncheon will be provided directly after and then burial at the Nashua Cemetery.
She moved to Billings, Montana in August of 2015 to be closer to medical care.
Throughout her life, she was surrounded with a special love from her brother Andy’s family.
She finished her 35 year banking career at Wells Fargo Bank of Glasgow, retiring on March 31, 2000.
Although the majority of Jo’s life was spent living on the highline in Nashua, Montana, she also resided in Missoula, Montana for two years and in Gary, Indiana for three years.