Dorothy “Dot” Lefebvre, 87, was born on Sept. 4, 1931, in Boston, Mass., to Louis and Sadie Cohen and unexpectedly retired from her custom picture framing business, The 1890 House, and this life, on July 21, 2019.
She lived through WWII and The Great Depression. She graduated from Everett High School in Everett, Mass., at the age of 16 and then attended Boston’s New England School of Art from 1948-51.
She moved to Paso Robles with her family in 1963 where she raised her six children and ran her antique shop and later a picture framing business. She had a deep affection for her family, Paso Robles, theater, performing arts and all things patriotic.
She was a gifted artist and poet. Dorothy ran the spotlight for many years for Pioneer Players as well as other theater and performing arts groups and was nicknamed “Dot the Spot”. She was Roblan of the Month September of 2010, a Campfire Girls leader, loved baseball and always had a crossword puzzle book close at hand. She is already deeply missed by everyone that knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Debra Ann Lefebvre, daughter-in-law Debra Dee Lefebvre and sister-in-law, Marcia Cohen.
She is survived by her brother, Daniel Cohen, sons: John (Cindy), Charles (Monica) and Andre (Dawn) Lefebvre. Daughters: Michelle (Don) McAdam, and Sharon (Dennis) Ross, Stepson Danny (Trish) Lefebvre. Grandchildren: Bethany (Nathan) Watts, Brian (Jennifer) McAdam, Lindsay (Tyler) King, Christopher Ross, David (Bailey) Ross, Kelsey McAdam, Louis (Taylor) Lefebvre, Lauren Lefebvre and their mother, Julie Lefebvre, Elizabeth (Paul) Bouchard, Nicole Lefebvre and Kyle Lefebvre,15 great-grandchildren, nephews David (Candy) Cohen and Rob (Christie) Cohen, numerous cousins and a community full of friends and customers. Of course, we cannot forget her faithful, furry companion, Lola, her beloved dog.
A community picnic is planned for Sunday, Aug. 18, from 4-7 p.m. at Templeton Park, 550 Crocker St., Templeton. Please bring your own picnic, a blanket or chair to sit on and a story to share.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an art foundation or charity of your choice. A private family interment will take place at a later date.