Berry, Dokes (Dorothy Kobey), 1905-2009
Mrs. Dorothy Kobey Berry (Mrs. Nathan Berry) was generally known by her nickname, "Dokes." b. 22 July 1905, Aspen, Colo.; d. 24 Feb. 2009, Denver, Colo.; age 103.
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Overview Dorothy "Dokes" Berry (nee Kobey) was born in Aspen, Colorado in 1905. During Berry's childhood Aspen's primary industry was mining and very few Jewish families lived in the town. Her father and his brothers were businessmen who owned and operated apparel stores in Aspen, including the Kobey Shoe and Clothing Company. After she graduated from Aspen High School, Dorothy Kobey taught at a county school in Cow Creek, Colorado, outside Steamboat Springs. She moved to Denver,...
Overview Discusses life as a pioneer in the thriving mining town of Aspen, family ran business there and prospered, growing up without many other Jewish families, school life, teaching in a country school, moved to Denver around 1924, and talks a lot about her family life.