Severns awarded 'Rebekah of the Year'

Dot Severns, who passed away earlier this year, awarded for more than 70 year commitment to local Rebekah lodge

On October 3, Dorothy “Dot” Severns became the first member of the Encampment Sunshine Rebekah Lodge No. 20 to be awarded the “Rebekah of the Year.” Dot was unable to accept the award, having passed away earlier this year, but her children were in attendance to accept on her behalf.

Dot was born to William and Annabelle Drake in 1935 and was the oldest of eight siblings. Her family eventually settled in Riverside and she and her siblings attended school in Encampment. Though Dot did not graduate with her class, she did eventually obtain her GED. An active member of the community, Dot joined th...


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