Dolores Louise Clock was born on March 31, 1934 in Monroe, Michigan. She was one of ten children born to Clement and Mabel (Roscoe) Clock. Dolores was a graduate of Monroe High School. On February 21, 1953 she wed Roy Hilty and they enjoyed nearly forty-two years of marriage and were blessed with nine children. After Roy’s passing in 1995, Dolores was fortunate to find the second love of her life, Lloyd Masters, whom she married on November 28, 1998. The pair were joined in marriage for fifteen years before Lloyd’s passing in 2013.
Dolores had a deep love for children and made it her life’s work to care for them. In addition to her own, she also looked after little ones at Happiness Is Daycare in Point Place, Toledo, Ohio. The Hilty home was the place to be while Dolores’s children were growing up. All the neighborhood kids would congregate there, and she enjoyed every moment. Most recently a parishioner of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Temperance, Michigan, Dolores had been a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie, Michigan. She was a frequent visitor of the Bedford Senior Center where she was sure to get her exercise line dancing.
Dolores enjoyed perusing the aisles of Kmart and Dollar General. During the summer months she meticulously maintained her landscaping. Dolores never missed an episode of Dancing with the Stars and was an avid fan of Elvis and George Strait. She enjoyed the challenge of completing large jigsaw puzzles. Simply put, Dolores was a sweet, kind, and independent woman whose greatest pride was her family.
Dolores Louise Hilty-Masters, age 87, of Temperance, Michigan passed away on Thursday; December 2, 2021. Her passing was preceded by her parents; first husband: Roy Hilty; second husband: Lloyd Masters; sisters: Lila Brooks, Roselyn Harmon, and Mabel Roscoe; and brothers: Leo Clock, Olin Clock, Edward Clock, Robert Clock, and Gerald Clock.
To cherish her memory she leaves her children: Doug (Rita) Hilty, Victoria Morris, Marcia Hilty, Cheryl (David) Huth, Craig Hilty, Michelle Dusseau (Randy Watson), Patricia (Michael) Crowe, Dean (Lester) Hilty, and Shannon (Tim) Roberts; step-children: Karen (Jack) McIlroy, Gary (Peggy) Masters, Don (Anita) Masters, Brian (Jan) Masters, and Linda (John) Piechocki; grandchildren: Jessica, Sandra, Jeremy, Rachelle, Jennifer, Megan, Kara, Alicia, Derek, Jordan, Tyler, and Nicholas; many great grandchildren; brother: Harold Clock; and close childhood friends: Tiny and Laverne.
Friends may gather on Wednesday; December 8, 2021 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, Erie; 9156 Summit Street, Erie, Michigan 48133 (734) 317-7199. Dolores will Lie in State on Thursday; December 9, 2021 at 10:00am until the Mass of Resurrection at 11:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2214 Manhattan Street, Erie, Michigan 48133 followed by a procession to St. Joseph Cemetery, Erie, Michigan.
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