July 20, 1928 ~ March 1, 2010
Born in: Asheville,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Asheville – Dorothy "Dot" Cabaniss Stanfiel passed away on Monday, March 1, 2010, at home, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Asheville on July 20, 1928. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Clark Cabaniss and Hilda Archambault Cabaniss. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Ben L. Stanfiel; daughter, Tracy Stanfiel of Asheville, daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and David Miller of Johnson City, Tenn., and grandsons, Adam and John of Johnson City. She is also survived by a very good friend, Pat Wright, her special little buddy, Brandon Sutphin and her faithful dog, Sassy. She graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School, class of 1945. She was active in the high school class reunions for many years and was also a graduate of St. Genevieve of the Pines. Dorothy was an early member of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a former secretary to Dean Jessie W. Harris in the Department of Home Economics at the University of Tenn. Dorothy enjoyed working in her flower garden, watching her hummingbirds and watching her grandsons grow. Her service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 5, 2010 at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Sharon Amstutz, a friend of Dot's daughter, Sharon. Interment will follow in Lewis Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 123 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or to one's favorite charity. The family would like to express their appreciation to CarePartners Hospice.
Tracy- I am so sorry. She’s at peace now. Jeanne
Ben, Sharon and Tracy,
As much as it hurts those of us left here, your mom is now with the rest of the ‘campfire-mosquito bucket’ girls. She will remain dear to me as your mother and wife and a wonderful woman who took care of ALL of us on Waverly, from kick-the-can to wedding showers, ‘Ask Dot, she has it in her dairy’ and yardwork. Tonight we raise a glass to Dorothy. Gertrude, Hilda, and Marion, make room!
Ben, Sharon and Tracy,
As much as it hurts those of us left here, your mom is now with the rest of the ‘campfire-mosquito bucket’ girls. She will remain dear to me as your mother and wife and a wonderful woman who took care of ALL of us on Waverly, from kick-the-can to wedding showers, ‘Ask Dot, she has it in her diary’ and yardwork. Tonight we raise a glass to Dorothy. Gertrude, Hilda, and Marion, make room!
Aunt Dot is pain free, healthy and in a happy place!
Aunt Dot will be missed.
Sharon and family, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Janet (L-R ’74)
I know what you are going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
We will miss Aunt Dorothy very much as she always brings a smile to our faces and the laughter she shares with everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with our Uncle and cousins as this is a difficult time, but we all know she is in a better place.
Love you All,
Scott and Robby Thresher
Dear Ben, Tracy and Sharon, We loved your wife, your mother, and we love each of you. We are so sorry for the hurt you are feeling, but hope you can take comfort in the wonderful Waverly Road memories we all share. Cathy, Libby, and Patty
Thinking of you in the passing of your mother. I know you all will miss her, but she is at peace now, and in no pain.
May God continue to comfort and bless you.
I enjoyed sitting with your mother for a few Tuesday nights. Even through her pain it was obvious she was a very kind spirit. My thoughts are with you, your family, and your friends.
Ben, Linda and I are thinking of you and your Family, If there is anything we can do for you,or your daughters, Please let us know, God Bless, Buddy&Linda Burgin
To Ben and family, I was certainly saddened to hear about Dot’s death. Please accept my sincere condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Chad Rike
Sharon — I’m saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. You remain in my heart and thoughts during this period of sorrow.
Dear Tracy ~ I know how hard it is to lose a Mom. Please know you have been and still will be in my thoughts and prayers. The sadness we feel now is just for us. Dot is pain free and surrounded with peace and joy.
Love to you ~
I was so saddened to hear of Dear Dot’s passing, and was reminded not only of our ‘school daze’ but the fun we had working together on the fabulous forty-five reunions. She and you did such a wonderful job of keeping us all together.
At this time of loss, my prayer is that you will be cheered by memories of the good times, and warmed by the love of friends, family and God.
Ben, Sharon and Tracy,
I am so sorry. The memories of Waverly Rd are wonderful for me and certainly include your family….
Thinking of you and hoping that you all find peace.
Thinking of you and your family at
this time of loss. You are in my
thoughts and prayers.
Tracy , You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom was a fine person and I am pleased to have known her. Deepest sympathy and God Bless.
As I think back of my years on Waverly Road, I have many fond memories of Dorothy. I will always be grateful for the kindness she showed my mother. JC and I are so sorry and are thinking of you. May God comfort you and give you strength at this sad time.
Dear Ben, Tracy and Sharon,
We loved your mother and will miss her dearly! We are so glad that she is no longer suffering and in a much better place. Love, Charles & Billie
Dear Ben, Sharon & Tracy,
I have so many wonderful memories of our childhood and your mother! Her smile and laughter will be with me forever! Love, Laura Lee Francis
Though we can’t be in Asheville for the service Friday, please know that our thoughts and prayers are there with each of you. Dorothy remains in our hearts and she was well loved by family and friends. Our love to each.
Ben, Sharon, & Tracy, We are thinking of you and remembering you in our prayers. With our Deepest Sympathy.
Dear Ben, Sharon & Tracy
I feel such sadness with the loss of Dot. The friendship between the Stanfiels and the Nelsons goes back 50 plus years and 4 generations. I’m so grateful for all the wonderful memories I have of Dot and other Waverly Road neighbors who are gone. Wish I could be with you today for the funeral but know you are in my heart and prayers.
Dear Tracy and Family,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We understand completely what it is like to lose your Mother and we know the pain you are feeling right now. If there is anything we can do for you please just let us know. She will always be with you and live in your hearts until you can go be with her someday. We send our love and support to you.
I remember many good times at the Stanfiel house when I was growing up in Asheville. Three of us neighborhood girls, particularly, were always at one or the others houses playing and when at the Stanfiel house, Dot was always there right in the middle of things with us! I remember slumber parties, dancing, making hot chocolate after sledding and always feeling welcome and part of the family. As the years have gone by I have tried to keep in touch because I believe our childhood has helped shape us to who we are today. I will fondly remember Dot always as a loving mother and good friend!
I remember many good times at the Stanfiel house when I was growing up in Asheville. Three of us neighborhood girls, particularly, were always at one house or the other playing and when at the Stanfiel house, Dot was always there in the middle of things with us! I remember slumber parties, dancing, making hot chocolate after sledding and always feeling welcome and part of the family. As the years have gone by I have tried to keep in touch because I believe our childhood has helped shape us to who we are today. I will fondly remember Dot always as a loving mother and good friend!
Ben, Tracy and Sharon,
The previous write-ins are from me. Some how my name did not get on.
Elizabeth Owen Jordan