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


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rob and Caroline, I just learned of your Mom's passing. I am very sorry for your loss and hope that you are comforted by the wonderful life she lived.

Posted by Joan (Foley) Russell    December 17, 2019

Dear Caroline and Rob, your Mom was "one of a kind" in so many ways. It was my pleasure to call her my friend. May she rest in peace after a fun-filled life well lived. I'm out of town for the service, but will be there in spirit. Best wishes, Nancy Tateosian...

Posted by Nancy Tateosian - Hillsborough, CA - Friend   December 13, 2019

Sending love to your family. Words fail to express my sorrow for your loss. Please know I am with you through this difficult time. She was always full of spirit and fun. Do take care!

Posted by L. Lee - CA   December 12, 2019

I am sorry to hear about Dottie's passing. I remember her as an energetic, beautiful, fun loving lady.

Posted by Jack Convery - benicia, CA - Friend   December 12, 2019

Aunt Dot, I am so sorry to hear about your passing, 3 months to the day after losing my dad. You were definitely the life of the party and I have so many wonderful memories of the times that we spent together, your singing, your beautiful smile, your laugh, and your kindness! You will definitely be missed! I know that there are some very special angels waiting with open arms to welcome you home. Rest in peace my beautiful Aunt!! I love you!! Colleen

Posted by Colleen Levy - Reno, NV - Family   December 12, 2019

Sending love to you all...You always knew when Auntie Dot was in the room! Full of life and love for it!

Posted by Kim Pellissier - San Jose, CA - Family   December 11, 2019

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