In memorium…

Doreta “Dory” Elaine Isaacks

UPDATE March 9, 2022 – I have heard that folks have been trying to reach me unsuccessfully – I am so sorry I have not responded. Please email me at or call me at 720-525-0915 – I would love to work with you to add your remembrances, writings and more. Thank you all for your love and friendship! – Matt Isaacks

October 15, 1952-October 14, 2020

Thank you for visiting this page, dedicated to my mother, Dory Isaacks. Below you will find information about my mother’s service, how to watch it online if you are unable to attend and a form to RSVP if you plan to attend.


Additionally, if you scroll further I will be adding a form for friends and family to submit comments and stories about my mom that will then be shared on this page! I hope that this page becomes a location that my mother’s friends and family can continue to visit for years to come when they are thinking about her.

The Live Video broadcast of the service (or a link to it) will be posted here at least 10 minutes before the service begins on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 10:00AM (MDT). This will be a Facebook Live broadcast from my (Matthew C. Isaacks) Facebook page ( You can comment and we will respond. Also feel free to share thoughts, memories, stories or anything that comes to mind via the submission form below – I wll be adding these to the site as they are received (and I have more than a few to add ASAP)!

Memorial Ceremony
Arrive 9:30AM-9:50AM
Ceremony: 10:00AM-11:00AM
Socialize: 11:00AM-12:00PM

Colorado Railroad Museum
Picnic Pavilion
17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403

Please RSVP – due to the ongoing health situation we are limited to a capacity of 70 participants in the host facility. We also plan on providing a link on this web site for those that wish to view the ceremony online or cannot otherwise attend. Masks are required to attend, we will be spacing everybody out by household. If you feel sick please stay home and watch the live feed.

Please RSVP by end of the day on Saturday October 31, 2020.
RSVP ASAP as we will be ordering small snacks based on the number of early reservations.


We want to thank everybody for their love and support through this unexpected loss. We would also like to offer special thanks to Clara Isaacks, Michelle Johnson & Kelly Isaacks, Irene Clark, Danah & Galen Shoe, Judy Miles, Debra Patterson, Rob & Kim Miles, The “Ladybugs” – Jeanine Westervelt, Donette Halverson and Kim Veltman, Chuck Westervelt, Penny Ryan, Pat Weitrich, Benjamin & Kelly Mettler, Darlene, Misty, Phillis and the Gilmore family, Kathy & Steve Spencer, Anne & Steve Jackson, Brittany & Tom Mensik, George & Shirley Lawrence, Bob & Rosie Senna, David Durbin, Christian Bouck, Mathew Martonovich, Lisa Mettler, Ana Mettler, The Colorado Railroad Museum, King Soopers and Saint Anthony’s West Emergency Room Staff.

Finally, to West Metro Fire Rescue, thank you for showing our family extraordinary kindness and loving consideration in our time of need.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Jefferson County Open School Library for Children’s Books! My mom volunteered at JCOS when my siblings and I attended the school, especially during our years in the elementary program.

Jefferson County Open School Library
7655 W. 10th Avenue,
Lakewood, CO 80214


One of the earliest memories I have of my mother is riding in the little cart that attached to the back of her bike. She’d run my brother and I around to the park, King Soopers, etc. in that thing. All around “our” little section of North Denver.

My mom would read to us when we were young, all sorts of books. The first time we read The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was a standout. And while she instilled a love of reading in me when I was young, once I “grew up” it turned out we both enjoyed a lot of the same books…..I got her reading Dean Koontz while she introduced me to Glenda Larke, JRR Tolkien, George R. Martin and soooo many more.

One of my mom’s habits was that she would skip to the end of a book! I would ask her, “doesn’t that ruin the surprise?” And she would respond that she “wanted to know if it was worth finishing.” Regardless, she was an incredibly fast reader if she enjoyed the title. My dad and I have caught her reading an entire 300+ page paperback in a single day on more than a couple of occasions. I’d notice she’d be at the end of a title and would ask if she had started that morning and if she had skipped.

In recent years I had the joy of introducing her to a series that she ended up loving (introduced to me by Reece Livingstone)……I’m pretty sure she has read every Lee Child “Jack Reacher” novel out there – she’d buy everyone she could find at the thrift store (and they are now all on my shelf). Not every Reacher title is great, but most of them are a lot of fun (ex-MP drifter the “solves” problems wherever he goes….). I challanged myself to red the title 64 Hours in less than 48 hours… mom aced it in 12.

Below you will find a form to share your own memoires of my mom. Anything the comes to mind is appreciated – I’m sure we all have stories we’d like to tell!
– Matt Isaacks

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