In memory of
Dorothy Clayton
In memory of
Dorothy Clayton
Dorothy J. Clayton 1944 - 2016 Dorothy J. Clayton RN, 72, a long-time resident of Pensacola, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016. July of 1944 she was born the oldest of 3 children in Providence, Rhode Island to Commander John R. Rutledge USN and Jennie Helen Grabowski, who passed away when Dorothy was very young. She was raised by her father and her mother, Laura Levitt Rutledge. In 1965, Dorothy graduated from Newport Hospital School of Nursing, got her first job as an ER nurse at the new Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, and met and married Lt. Harvey Glenn "Bill" Clayton USN, a naval aviator. After moving to multiple duty stations and becoming a mother of two, Dorothy returned to Pensacola in 1975 resuming her career at Sacred Heart. Retiring in 2011, after 35 years of service as Head Nurse on St. Joseph's cardiac unit, 20 yrs., then as a House Supervisor, the last 15 yrs. Dorothy was described by her colleagues, as a manager, to always be "firm, fair, and consistent". Special gratitude to Dr. James Watkins III, of the Sacred Heart Cancer Center, these past three years, to his assistant, Monica, and all of the nurses and staff there. From SHH: Gordon, Ann Erickson, Pippa, Denise, 8th floor Orthopedics and St Catherine's. From Covenant Hospice, Linda Meredith LPN, for her compassion and care over the last full night of our mother's life. Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Charles Scott Clayton and William Benjamin Clayton; sister, Ann Rutledge Miller and nieces, Laura Miller [Bruce] Wood and Jennifer Miller [Paul] Houy; brother, John Charles Rutledge and niece, Axis Rutledge; and her closest friend, confidant, and "other brother", Gordon Adams. A memorial and remembrance event is being planned for the near future at Sacred Heart Hospital. Updates of the time and date will be posted on Trahan Family Funeral Home website, who is in charge of arrangements, and gofundme.com site. Above all, mother's devotion to her children and dedication to her family can never be understated. Her brilliant wit, charm, impeccable taste, passion for fine clothes and jewelry will always be with us. She taught us so much and passed unto us her kindness and sweetness; strength and wisdom. Our gentle mother who deserved so much. We love you. Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits ... Show More
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