CASA GRANDE — Dorothy "Dottie" Welch, 87, was born in Arkansas on Oct. 6, 1933, and died on April 26, 2021. She ran the Greyhound Bus and Western Union businesses from 1957 until she retired and sold them in 1993. She also operated Frank and Dot’s Cafe and an appliance store, all at 117 E. Second St. in Casa Grande.
She was married to Frank Wiles on March 1, 1951, and he died in 1982. They had four children, Linda, now deceased, Danny Wiles of Casa Grande, Allen Wiles of Casa Grande and Brenda Arenz of Maryland. She remarried, to Robert Cecil on Aug. 31, 1991. He has a son and daughter, Ron Cecil and Cyndie Wilkins Wiles of Casa Grande. She has 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was a kind, thoughtful and loving person who loved people. She loved her church family at Arizona City Baptist Church and then at Desert Sky Baptist Church, which she and Bob helped to build. She loved her family and was always concerned and praying for them.
J. Warren Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.