With heavy hearts we say goodbye to a dear member of the CYT family. Dorothy (“Dottie”) Hamann passed away on Saturday, March 29th and will be remembered as – among many other things – an integral part of CYT history.
Bob & Dottie Hamann (married for 61 years!) were personal friends of Paul & Sheryl Russell for over 37 years, and a huge support to CYT since its inception. In addition to owning the property where CYT San Diego has its offices, the Hamann’s funded the initial seed money so CCT could produce the first Traditions of Christmas in 1992. Dottie has been a pillar of the San Diego community, a faithful prayer warrior, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dear friend.
We are told that on the day of her passing, she was serenaded by a Phoenix string quartet midday and her son Gregg played the harp for her in the afternoon. In the early evening, 18 family members prayed over her that God would either return her to a reasonable quality of life or take her quickly. Her granddaughter Elita was holding her hand when she took her last breath.
You are invited to celebrate her life at a memorial service on April 19th at Covenant Presbyterian Church (2930 Howard St, San Diego) at 5:00pm. In the meantime, her family set up a lovely tribute where you can view photos, write memories, and read more details about the memorial.
On behalf of everyone who had the honor of being touched by her life, we want her family to know they are in our prayers. She will be missed immensely but we look forward to the reunion around God’s heavenly throne.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.”