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Doris Rebecca Salter

August 4, 1922 — December 8, 2021

Doris (“Dottie”) Rebecca Robinson Salter was born on Aug. 4, 1922, while Warren Harding was in the White House… and she lived during the terms of 18 U.S. Presidents. 1922 was four years after the end of the "Great War", five years before Lindberg flew solo across the Atlantic. And seven years before the stock market crash of 1929 (that signaled the beginning of the Great Depression). She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She leaves behind three children: Charles Salter (Carlota), Jeff Salter (Denise), & Rebecca Salter Rod (Alan); nine grand-children (David Salter, Julie Moers, Brian Salter, Stephanie Morgan, Valerie Lee, Rachel Stewart, Jeffrey Rod, Carolyn Salter, Michael Rod), and 15 great-grandchildren. Dottie was predeceased by her husband, the late Rev. Simon A. Salter; they were married for some 33 years.
Between her childhood trips (with her parents) and her own family’s vacations in the 1950s & 1960s, Dottie traveled to or through most of the continental United States. She has also traveled the world, visiting such countries as France, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Greece, Australia, Spain, and England. All of those foreign travels were with the Centenary Alumni Choir [Shreveport LA]; she’d been a proud founding member of Centenary’s very first concert choir (Choir Number One).
Among her notable achievements -- besides a music degree from LSU -- was being part of the very first LSU band which "allowed" women to participate --- 1943. [Difficult to imagine that at one time, women were not allowed in college band.] In her sixties and seventies, she was active in the LSU Alumni Band and marched in some of their half-time shows.
She was also one of the very first employees of the Delta Regional Primate Center – back when they rented a small facility in Mandeville, LA – and in that capacity met such notables as Jane Goodall.
Independent, bold, and sometimes feisty, Dottie achieved local fame (in her family’s hometown of Coffeeville, AL) when she stood up to a shotgun-wielding robber who’d demanded the cash from the store register where she worked. She told him it was not her money and she had no intention of giving it to him. The robber apologized and departed.
Many of her years as a wife, mother, and homemaker were spent in Covington LA, where she was involved in Garden Club, Delphian Society, and activities of the First Baptist Church.
Having lived in Shreveport during her teens, she returned 50 years later (1993) and played alto clarinet in the Shreveport Municipal Band until her departure in 2006. She also sang in the choir at First Methodist Church in Shreveport.
Over the course of her life (besides Kentucky), Dottie lived in various cities in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, California, Illinois, and Iowa.
Living in Somerset since early 2006, Dottie enjoyed operas, symphonies, Broadway and Hollywood show tunes, and old movies. She loved chatting with the employees of South Kroger.
Dottie was still hale and hardy up through her middle 90s — though almost totally deaf (in those latter years) and ultimately confined to a wheelchair. She reminded everyone that she’d had a handful of relatives who reached age 100-plus and she fully intended to do the same. She only missed that milestone by about eight months.

A visitation will be held Monday, December 13, 2021 from 11:00 AM with a funeral service to follow at 12:00 PM. 

In Lieu of flowers the family asks that expressions of sympathy take the for of donations to the following, Gods Food Pantry at; Chimp Haven at or by mail at Chimp Haven 13600 Chimpanzee PL. Keithville, LA 71047; Gideon's International P.O. Box 140800 Nashville TN. 37214-0800 or a charity of your choice.

Burial will be in the Bishop Cemetery.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family.

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