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Doris “Dot” LeMaster

Jan 03, 2017

Doris “Dot” LeMaster, 90, of Iowa City, and formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at the hospice unit of Mercy Hospital, in Iowa City.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at 2 p.m., at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Jeff McPheron officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

Memorials may be directed to the hospice unit of Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Online condolences may be directed to

LeMaster was born on Feb. 25, 1926, in Auckland, New Zealand, the daughter of James and Edith McKenzie. She graduated from high school in New Zealand. She married Maurice “Lee” LeMaster on Feb. 1, 1947, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He preceded her in death.

She assisted her husband in working at Gambles Hardware Store, in Brighton, in his photography, and with raising and releasing of thousands of Monarch butterflies. She also worked in the jewelry business, in Mt. Pleasant, over 30 years.

She enjoyed needlework, crafts of all kinds, painting with oils, crossword puzzles, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

LeMaster is survived by a son, Gary LeMaster, of Iowa City; a sister, Jean (Graham) Lush, of Auckland, New Zealand; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Maurice.


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