Vikkie Harvey
B: 1949-08-25
D: 2019-11-18
View Details
Harvey, Vikkie
Barbara Templeton
B: 1932-06-01
D: 2019-11-15
View Details
Templeton, Barbara
Gregory Sanns
B: 1960-02-28
D: 2019-11-15
View Details
Sanns, Gregory
Erlene Fowler
B: 1926-02-19
D: 2019-11-13
View Details
Fowler, Erlene
Walter Jackson
B: 1931-02-23
D: 2019-11-12
View Details
Jackson, Walter
Richard Medenwald
B: 1932-09-04
D: 2019-11-09
View Details
Medenwald, Richard
Jonathan Michael
B: 1953-01-30
D: 2019-11-09
View Details
Michael, Jonathan
Tracy McMath
B: 1963-06-19
D: 2019-11-08
View Details
McMath, Tracy
Charles Barranco
B: 1929-12-09
D: 2019-11-08
View Details
Barranco, Charles
Susan Ramirez
B: 1966-09-02
D: 2019-11-07
View Details
Ramirez, Susan
Margherita LoMedico
B: 1944-06-13
D: 2019-11-07
View Details
LoMedico, Margherita
Perry Lieber
B: 1934-08-03
D: 2019-11-06
View Details
Lieber, Perry
Richard Ballew
B: 1962-04-01
D: 2019-11-04
View Details
Ballew, Richard
Britton Powell
B: 1937-07-28
D: 2019-11-03
View Details
Powell, Britton
Juliette Lauder
B: 1929-03-31
D: 2019-11-02
View Details
Lauder, Juliette
Viola Archuleta
B: 1945-01-06
D: 2019-11-01
View Details
Archuleta, Viola
Ioan Grosu
B: 1949-01-01
D: 2019-10-31
View Details
Grosu, Ioan
Janet Hardy
B: 1933-07-20
D: 2019-10-31
View Details
Hardy, Janet
Matilda Curcia
B: 1918-02-28
D: 2019-10-30
View Details
Curcia, Matilda
Thomas Wagner
B: 1946-07-25
D: 2019-10-27
View Details
Wagner, Thomas
Pendeli Vizcaino
B: 1948-06-26
D: 2019-10-25
View Details
Vizcaino, Pendeli


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
CA License # FD 1083
6322 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: (619)583-9511
Fax: (619)583-7038
Dorothy Latus

Dorothy Ellen Latus

Saturday, August 11th, 1928 - Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Dorothy Latus, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Dorothy Latus with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Dorothy (Dottie) Ellen Latus went peacefully to the Lord on September 3, 2019, just 3 weeks after her
91 st birthday. Dottie was born to Helen and Robert Stocker on August 11, 1928, and was raised in
Alhambra, California. She graduated from Alhambra High School and business school before working in
Los Angeles, where she met the love of her life, Charles (Chuck) Kevin Latus.
Chuck and Dottie married in 1950 at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Later,
they moved from Los Angeles to San Diego where they enjoyed a beautiful and loving life together with
their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Dottie will be fondly remembered by her children
Susan and Robert Duron, Bill and Allison Latus, and Terri Lekos; her grandchildren Shawna and Michael
Krystek, Marissa Belcher, Corinne and Mike Lampman, Brandon and Makenzie Latus, Brian and Jenny
Latus, Justin Lekos, and Riley Lekos; and her great grandchildren Devyn, Tyler, and Jordyn Krystek; Ethan
Barrett and Timothy Belcher; Zoie and Violet Lampman; Robbie and Logan Latus; and Garrett Latus.
Dottie will also be deeply missed by her nephew, Tom Brant and his wife Mendy,; their children Josh
Brant and Meghan and Travis Elkins; and their grandchildren Jack, Lexi, and James Brant and Nathaniel
Dottie had a very successful 30-year career selling real estate in East County. After retiring from real
estate, she and Chuck traveled extensively throughout Europe, Australia, and one of her favorite places:
Hawaii. Dottie was passionate about music, singing, and dancing, and was quite the social butterfly. She
was always planning and hosting parties, outings, and vacations with her friends and family. Since she
had such a caring and loving spirit, everyone loved Dottie. She had an amazing sense of humor and quick
wit, and she always made those around her laugh. People would often describe her as a “hoot!” and so
many people have expressed what a blessing Dottie was to their life.
Dottie was also very active in her community. She served on the Board of Directors for the La Mesa
Kiwaniannes and the Jarrett Meeker Foundation. She drove frequently for Meals on Wheels,
volunteered at the Alzheimer’s Center, and was very active in the Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Robert and Helen; her husband of 62 years,
Chuck; and her beloved sister, Phyllis Brant, and her husband Curtis Brant. She will be deeply missed by
all and will remain forever in our hearts.
The family would like to thank the owners, staff, and caregivers at Olivenhain Guest Home for providing
six years of loving care to “Dancing Dottie” in her final years of life.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Dorothy Ellen Latus, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 10:00am
    St Lukes Catholic Church
    1980 Hillsdale Road
    El Cajon, Ca 92019
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Singing Hills Memorial Park
    2800 Dehesa Rd.
    El Cajon, California 92019
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Dorothy here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Giovannis Hair Salon and Sue Flynn Maureen, Randy and Carol , Lindsey and R have sent flowers to the family of Dorothy Ellen Latus.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Giovannis Hair Salon

Posted at 07:50pm
With Love for your family during this difficult time. Dottie will always be remembered for her beauty inside and out. Love the girls from Giovannis
Flower Image

Giovannis Hair Salon purchased flowers for the family of Dorothy Latus. Send Flowers


Sue Flynn Maureen, Randy and Carol , Lindsey and R

Posted at 04:49pm
Forever in our hearts for bringing Bill to Allison. We will always love you and miss you. The Flynn, Lewis family and Spees family
Flower Image

Sue Flynn Maureen, Randy and Carol , Lindsey and R purchased flowers for the family of Dorothy Latus. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album