Diane Helen Zumwalt

No services will be held for Diane Helen Zumwalt-Dorsey, 72, Lawrence.

Mrs. Zumwalt-Dorsey died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 20, 1938 in New York City, NY, the daughter of Roger and Eleanor Edore Lathrop. She graduated from Wichita Falls High School in Wichita Falls, TX in 1957 and earned a B.A. at Kansas State University in 1990.

Mrs. Zumwalt-Dorsey worked as a writer in many fields although her main focus was in public relations. She was a Christian, and enjoyed reading, dancing, watching old movies, and taking care of animals.

She married Robert E. Zumwalt, they divorced in 1988, and he died in 2005. She married Patrick Dorsey, he died in 2009.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Leslie Zumwalt-Golden and her husband Roger, Warrior, AL, Barbara Goydas and her husband Michael, East Sandwich, Mass.; 3 grandchildren, Christopher Golden and wife Jennifer, Palm Beach, FL, Robert Goydas and Andrew Goydas, East Sandwich, Mass.; and a brother, Richard Lathrop and wife Andrea, Lancaster, CA. She also was a wonderful mother and grandmother to the Dorsey family.

The family suggests memorials to the donor’s local Humane Society.