Dorothy G. Groves

Dorothy G. GrovesDorothy ‘Gidget’ Geneva Groves was born March 26, 1962 in Bakersfield and raised in Ridgecrest. She died peacefully July 26, 2019, surrounded by family at Antelope Valley Hospital.

She loved playing games, making jewelry and spending time with family and friends. She was last employed at Walmart.

Gidget was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Bess Groves; bother, Tom; and aunt, Millie Williams.

She leaves behind her boyfriend, Rick Brown; children, Jamie and husband Steve Cockren, Melissa and husband Charles Cannon, Johnny Pickard and girlfriend Rebecca and Brian Pickard and girlfriend Madison; 11 grandchildren; siblings, Bruce and wife Kristen Groves, June and husband George White, Mark Groves, William and wife Melody Groves, and Melissa and husband Kris Farlow; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Please join her family for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. at Desert Memorial Park. A luncheon will follow at Crossroads Community Church.

— Submitted by the family of Dorothy G. Groves

Story First Published: 2019-09-20