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Doris Tulon (Frady) Wentz

January 29, 1930 ~ March 4, 2020 (age 90)

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Tulon "Dot" Wentz sadly passed from this life on March 4, 2020 due to complications with Pneumonia. Survived by her ever-loving husband Robert Wentz, sister Alyne Stephens of
Indiana, daughters Annette Morford(Ken), Sandy Greth(Ed), two grandchildren Gerald "Buck" Buchanan (Maria), Kristen Cline (Donovan), four great grandsons, plus six nephews and nieces.

Doris Tulon Frady was born in rural Asheville, NC on January 29, 1930 during the Great Depression. She was born to George F. and Willie Leola Frady, as the youngest of three
sisters: Alyne Stephens and Leola Allen. Her Father, George Frady, was a mechanic with the US Forestry Service and her mother, Willie Frady, was a pioneering homemaker. Sadly, she is
preceded by her older sister Leola F Allen of Asheville, NC.  married to Bill Allen, a retired Farm Manager of the Biltmore Estates.  Tulon or “Dot” as her friends called her lived a rather simple but wonderful childhood living beside the vast and beautiful Biltmore House. Often she would spend her free time in the Biltmore Estate grounds, be caught reading books by the Statue of Diana, or hiking for a swim in the French Broad River on the Estate. She attended Biltmore High School in Asheville, NC. and later attended classes at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC.

Being a brave divorced young mother living in the 50s, she left the quiet Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC for the bright city life of Charlotte, NC in 1955 to make her mark. No small feat for a single mother with a child in the ultra-conservative 1950s. With that, began an unusual journeyman of careers and marriage. Tulon’s career was mainly as a Bookkeeper for the
Business Bookkeeper Association, an Executive Secretary at Grinnell Corporation, a Office Manager for Johnny’s Auto formerly off Wilkinson Blvd in Charlotte, and a retired Office
employee for Mecklenburg County. She later was self-employed as a Bookkeeper with numerous businesses throughout Charlotte. In 1965, Tulon met up with a young Robert Wentz
at an American Legion Dance in Charlotte, NC. Five years later, Robert and Tulon married on June 20, 1971 at Duncan Memorial Methodist Church.

Tulon had a great love for world travel, adventure, horse riding, and her family. She owned several horses and rode for over 25 years. Tulon has also hiked and camped on the
Appalachian Trail, driven cross-country to Seattle, Washington, been to Canada, Panama Canal, visited her Grandson on the submarine USS Nevada (SSBN-733G), steam boated down
the Mississippi, flew or traveled on luxury cruises to numerous islands in the Caribbean, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and multiple trips to her beloved Hawaiian Islands. In fact,
we’re listing only a fraction of the places she has visited throughout her life. If ever there was a constant theme to her entire life, then it was the fact - she was as much fearless as she was
stubborn to do things her own way. You can call it a by-product of her raising from the harsh times of the Great Depression in the 30s to the pioneering spirit of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

 In memory of Tulon F WentzIn  and lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Levine-Dickson Hospice House, 3211 Bishops Way Lane, Suite 1000, Charlotte, NC 28215
or Eastway Baptist Church, 2749 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205.

The family would like to thank the staff of Mercy Hospital ICU and ER, Levine-Dickson Hospice House and Peake Resources Assisted Living for all their care of Mrs Wentz. We greatly
appreciate what everyone did to make her life better and comfortable.

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