Dorothy "Dottie" Gudrun Cartwright

  • Born: February 10, 1930
  • Died: December 5, 2019
  • Location: Granite Bay, California

Crosby-N. Gray & Co. - FD-96

2 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Tel. (650) 342-6617

Tribute & Message From The Family

On December 5th, 2019 Dorothy "Dottie" Cartwright passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at the age of 89 in Roseville Ca. A resident of Granite Bay, she is survived by her daughter Caroline Cartwright and son Robert E. Cartwright, Jr., and his wife Lois, and her grandchildren Robert E. Cartwright III, Kimberly Long and Christian Cartwright Long.
Dottie had several nieces and nephews, Bruce, Lorie, Stephanie, Bob, Ron, Carol, Bay, Kimberly, Edward, Keith, Kenny, Gary, Greg, Sheryl, Kerry, Jana, Sue, Kathy, Randy, Scott, Joe, John, Cindy and Greg. Sister of the late Lilja, Lorne, Ted, Caroline. Sig, Henry, Eileen and William.

Dottie was born in Belmont, Manitoba, Canada and moved with her family to San Francisco in 1936 when she was six years old. She attended school at Sunnyside elementary, Aptos Jr. High, Lincoln High School and U.C. Berkeley.

Born Dorothy Gudrun Christopherson, one of nine siblings, she was married to prominent San Francisco attorney Robert E. Cartwright, Sr., who predeceased her in 1988. She was a talented artist, singer, actress, and writer and was a well-known personality in Hillsborough where she resided for forty five years. She hosted many charitable and political fundraisers at her beautiful Hillsborough home "Villa des Arbes" as well as many parties for family and friends. She also served as the Vice Consul of Iceland and entertained the president of Iceland and other dignitaries.

She will be remembered for her generosity, her brilliance, talent, and zest for life. She was always the life of any party and will be greatly missed by her many friends and family. More information about Dottie can be viewed here:
Friends and family are respectfully invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 3:00pm and a funeral service at 4:00pm at Crosby-N. Gray & Co., 2 Park Road, Burlingame, CA.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Arthritis National Research Foundation