Dorothy Loraine (Robbins) Lowder was born October 29, 1946, to Edwin and Wilma Robbins in Gordon, Neb. Dorothy was third of 14 children. She passed away on July 30, 2020, at Pineview Good Samaritan in Valentine.
Dorothy spent her childhood around Long Valley. She attended high school in Martin where she stayed and helped a family friend for room and board. She later married Donald William Lowder on January 18, 1964. Between the two of them, they had a total of nine children. There were seven boys and two girls.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, one sister, two brothers, and two sons.
She is survived by her husband, six sons, two daughters, six grandchildren, seven sisters, three brothers and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation services will be held Friday, August 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bennett County Funeral Services in Martin.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 8, at 10 a.m. at the new American Legion in Martin, to be followed by the interment at the Martin Community Cemetery. There will be a reception to follow at the new American Legion on Highway 18 in Martin.