Ferril Prisbrey Dotson

May 4, 1924 – Sept. 11, 2017

On Sept. 11, 2017 our loving and devoted mother, Ferril Prisbrey Dotson,   passed away in St. George, Utah at 93 years old. She was born on May 4, 1924.  She was blessed with a twin brother, Merril Prisbrey. Her parents, Susan and Hyrum Prisbrey raised 12 children; six single births ending with three sets of twins. They were the second set.

While visiting a sister in California, Ferril met her loving husband Everett K. Dotson. They married Dec. 3, 1942, settled there and raised five children until 1988. They then moved to Washington to help and be with family.

Ferril was selfless and kind and devoted to her family. She had the ability to make everyone feel special and loved. She always kept a beautiful vegetable garden. She loved volunteering at the Washington City Museum and Covington Mansion giving tours and making quilts. She was an active member of the church. She served as Relief Society president and sunday school teacher, but her favorite calling was primary for 18 years. She and Everett also served as senior missionaries completing a service mission the Bishop’s Storehouse in Colton, California, and temple workers for many years.

Ferril is survived by her children: Keith (Nola) Dotson, Cheryl Lay, Pauline (Tim) Hannon, William Dotson, and Timothy (Carrie) Dotson; 20 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services

  • Funeral Services will be held Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Washington LDS 11th Ward Chapel, 486 East Mangum Road, Washington, Utah.
  • A visitation will be held prior to services from 10- 10:45 a.m. at the church.
  • Interment will be in the Washington City Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.

For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit Metcalf Mortuary online.



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