Dolores June Morelock left this world peacefully on July 5, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born, August 6, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio to late Howard Vincent Caufield and Etolie Rachel (nee Schaffer).
Dolores the eldest of 10 learned the importance of family early in life, taking responsibility to care for her younger siblings, Mary, Karen, Vernie, Eddie, Timmy, Roger, Nick, Joe and her baby sister Marcie, with whom she was extremely close and who passed away the same week as Dolores.
During high school Dolores was called to serve her country during WWII, while she was not, “Rosey the Riveter”, Dolores worked at the Monarch Marking Factory then converted to assemble Browning Automatic Rifles. She was proud to support the boys fighting in WWII, especially the love of her life Arlie Vernon Morelock, the neighbor boy, that kindly gave her hat back one afternoon as she chased her younger brother who had stolen it around the yard. After his return from the war, she and Arlie were rarely apart and enjoyed traveling, she loved natural beauty at Jack Lake in Canada, only matched the care taken of the landscaping and flower beds, that meet Dolores’ approval, at her home in the Paseo Community, Fort Myers. Dolores was passionate about flowers and gardening; her meticulous gardens were the perfect backdrop to her welcoming personality shown to all those she knew. She loved birds and felt akin to hummingbirds, her family suspects because like a hummingbird, she was beautiful, graceful, and always in motion. To know Dolores was to know unconditional love and support. She will be remembered for her smile, her laugh, and her love of finely crafted perfumes always giving her that signature “delicious” scent.
Dolores while mourned by those she left behind is now joyfully reunited with her beloved husband Arlie Vernon Morelock, and her sons Gerry Morelock, Byron Morelock. To carry on her legacy, she leaves her beautiful daughter Dawn Spence; devoted grandchildren, Tyler Jordan Spence, Kaylee June Bucchi and husband Paul, Chelsey Jennings and husband Tom, Sean Morelock and girlfriend Caitlyn, and while she loved her daughter and grandchildren, Dolores loved, loved babies and was blessed with her first great-grandchild Zoë Bay Bucchi, that she will now watch over from her Heavenly home.
Dolores’ family will honor her life privately and wish to thank all those that have shown love and support during this difficult time. They invite you to remember Dolores every time you stop to smell the roses and the “delicious” scent brings a smile to your face, while she is gone from our sight, she will ever remain in our hearts.
Dolores June Morelock, devoted wife, mother, grandmother,
sister, and friend, now at rest.
Well done good and faithful servant.
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