It is with sadness that the family of Doris Ann Botteicher, known by those who loved her as “Dorie”, passed away on October 13, 2018 after a battle with heart disease at the age of 83 years. Dorie was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania., the eldest of six children in the Robert George Hayes and Esther Snavely Hayes family. While in Altoona, Dorie met and married Jack, her husband of 50 years. After their marriage, Dorie and Jack moved south where they became longtime residents of Miami, Florida. Dorie was an extremely active, dynamic force in the Sonshine Via de Cristo organization and a member of the local Lutheran Church. Once Jack retired, they moved to their Robbinsville, North Carolina home to enjoy the beautiful mountains and each other fulltime. After Jack’s death, Dorie moved to Lawrenceville to be close to her remaining family. Dorie became an active member of the Lilburn Christian Church, enjoying many bible study groups. Preceding Dorie in death are her husband, Jack Botteicher, and her youngest daughter, Renee Fine. Dorie is survived by her exceptionally fabulous children, GayLynn McManus of Roswell, Georgia, Glenn Botteicher of Cumming, Georgia, and Joy Miles of Lawrenceville, Georgia. The Gramster is also survived by her breathtakingly remarkable granddaughters, Melanie and Laura Miles, Emily and Julia McManus, and her spectacularly groovy great grandson, Jack Geiman. Dorie’s surviving siblings are Donald Hayes of Canoga Park, California, David Hayes of El Mirage, Arizona, Linda Hayes Stallworth of Powder Springs, Georgia, and Daniel Hayes of Altoona, Pennsylvania. The family will be receiving friends and telling stories on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Wages and Sons Funeral Home; 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests donating to Smiling Hearts: The Nick Blakely Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to saving young lives from sudden cardiac arrest.

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  1. My sincerest condolences to your family. Losing a loved one is extremely difficult. We long for for the time when we no longer have to experience the pain of loss. (Revelation 21:3,4) Until then, May the “God of all comfort” be with you during this difficult time and May you find peace in His promises and in your loving memories. (1 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  2. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. My thoughts and prayers and with you and your family.
    [[Revelation 21:4]] “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

    She will be missed deeply.

  3. Dorie’s sweet smile and vibrant personality will be missed. I enjoyed the time spent with her. I know the family will cherish the many wonderful memories they have. Hold tight to those in time of sorrow. My deepest sympathy for you all.

  4. My sincere condolences to Joy, Glenn, GayLynn and the entire Botteicher Family and friends. Your family will always hold a very special place in my heart. I know Mom B is with Mr. Jack and Renee and is at peace.

    What a Spectacular and Fabulous Obituary… it made me smile and I KNOW Mom Dorie would absolutely love it. It’s all true. 🙂

  5. Dorie was a woman of God that will be greatly missed, but will truly hear the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” She shared the joy and love of the Lord with all.
    I pray that all of her family holds tight to all of the beautiful memories shared and will continue to pass down her beautiful love.
    Jill Ferrer

  6. Dorie was a woman of God that will be greatly missed, but will truly hear the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” She shared the joy and love of the Lord with all.
    I pray that all of her family holds tight to all of the beautiful memories shared and will continue to pass down her beautiful love.

  7. So sorry for your loss. I know how close your family is. She left a wonderful legacy in her family. God bless you all much love and heartfelt prayers from our family to yours , love Yvette Shayna Alyssa Michael and Hannah ❤

  8. Joy, Melanie and Laura,
    Your mom (grandma) was always so cheerful and full of love when she came into dance classes. She always said the sweetest things. I know you all will miss her tremendously. May she rest in peace. One day you will all be together again. Love Rene

  9. Dorie was one of the sweetest ladies I’d ever met. She always had a smile on her face . I first met Dorie at McKendree UMC one Sunday after service, and soon there after she joined our wed bible study and also our ladies monthly circle group. She fit right in immediately like she’d known these ladies for many years. I will miss her dearly. My prayers go out to all of the family. She truly was a very special lady.

  10. Our hearts hurt losing Dorie, so loving and kind. I’m sure that she is back in Jack’s embrace, and Renee is leaning in right next to her, sharing a whispered private joke. She will be sorely missed by all, may she rest in peace. I count our blessings that we have had the luck to be part of your family for so long celebrating life events and every day.

    Much love and hugs, Leslie and Bob

  11. Dorie will be greatly missed.As part of our women’s circle she brought elegance and smiles to our group. I speak for all of us at Caring and Sharing women’s Circle. My prayers go out to the family.

  12. Words fail to express how sorry we are for your loss. Praying for you. Crying with you. Rejoicing that she is with Jesus.

  13. Dorie was a woman of great faith. We so enjoyed her valuable insights and her warm personality at our women’s Bible study group at Lilburn Christian Church and she is terribly missed. But we rejoice that she is with her King! Prayers of comfort for her family. May we all know Jesus the way she did and all be together in His Presence one day.

  14. My sincere condolences on losing your beautiful mom. I always loved Dorie and her sweet spirit always touched my heart. She was God’s witness and an example to all who believe. Dorie will always live in my heart.

  15. Let the warm memories and laughter comfort you now. Her kind, gentle and Christian ways will be her legacy. She was the best 2nd mom a girl could ask for. I suspect she has a great corner room with a beautiful view of heaven…which I hope will be right down the hall from my broom closet! But seriously, please know you are all being lifted in prayer for comfort and peace and that your loss is shared by many. She truly was an inspirational blessing for me.

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