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3/30/2011 3:24 PM
A tribute to Mountain Millie
By Carla C. Bivin
It was with a sad heart that I heard a few weeks ago of the passing of Carolyn Dobbs. She was 99 when she died.
For the nine years that I have been here at the GPAA, her little notes to me and my predecessors have always been a highlight and a lift to our days. She always had such a lovely way of letting us know how much she appreciated us.
I have learned a lot more about her since she passed. Outside of being one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known, she was also an exemplary special education teacher.
For those of you who aren’t aware “her tireless work brought significant changes for handicapped children, both at the state and national levels in the classroom and in everyday life, including blue parking zones for the handicapped, removing architectural barriers, adding sloped curbs, lowering telephones, widening doorways and grading access to buildings.”
(Mountain Messenger — Downieville, CA)
Read more in Gold Prospectors Magazine (May/June 2011 issue)