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Cecil Jerry Dorsett

03/12/1934 - 01/06/2023
Service Date: 01/21/2023
Service Time: 12:00 pm
Service Location: Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints - 11121 E Ray Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212
Visitation Date: 01/21/2023
Visitation Time: 10:30 am
Visitation Location: Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints - 11121 E Ray Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Cecil Jerry Dorsett 12, March 1934 – 06 January 2023.  Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, sister Gwenda, 3 great-grandsons, and his wife, Ella Jeanne Biggs Dorsett.  He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Joan Dewees (Terry Dewees), four daughters, Lynda Rae Dorsett, Kathlyn Joyce Shute (Wayne Shute), Anita Jo Adair (Tom Adair), and Nicole Michele Dorsett (Brook Stebbins), 7 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Jerry was born in Hanford, CA, to Cecil Perry Dorsett and Ruth Hawkins.  He married Ella Jeanne Biggs on 6 May 1953 and began a life filled with family, travel, and adventure.  As children came along, Jerry and Jeanne continued to go wherever the job took them.  Their lives expanded to include grandchildren and the greats.  Jerry loved family, to read, ski, plan trips, and TRAVEL (especially on someone else’s dime).  His family, and all who knew him, will miss the sparkle in his beautiful blue eyes and the stories he could tell.

Celebration of life for Jerry will be on January 21, 2023 at the LDS Chapel, 11121 E. Ray Road, Mesa, AZ 85212.  Respects can be paid from 10:30 to 11:45 AM. Service will be at 12:00 PM.


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Jim Smouse (cousin Edith's son)

    Always liked Jerry. He had that travel twinkle in his eyes, bring it on, come what may. He lived a full life. Will miss him.

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