Dolores Anne (Brochman) Flom

Flom, Dolores Anne (Brochman) Born 8/23/28 Died 5/11/2017 Beloved mother, grandmother, and friend was taken from us slowly over the last 10 years by Alzheimer's at age 88 in Utah on May 11, 2017. She was predeceased from her loving husband of 47 years, Dr. Reynold Flom. She leaves behind her family: Reynold Flom Jr (Marty), Dr. Andrea Flom (Scott), Susan Flom (Craig), Michael Flom (Elizabeth), grandchildren Jennifer (Brad), Jon, Melissa, Dr. Ryan, Jordan, Rory, Alexandra, Mackenzie, Marina, Hannah, Madeline, great grandchildren Addison and Avery. She lived in Minnesota for 80 years before moving to Utah her last 5 years. She grew up with a widowed mother and brother during the depression. She learned to be resourceful and to be able to support herself with a career. She graduated from Ancker school of nursing and met her husband at Midway Hospital where she was a psychiatric nurse. Dad knew he would marry her 3 days after meeting her. Rey and Dolores had a large number of young people that they mentored and who became good friends over the years. They were generous with their time, resources and home. Many friends lived with them when they needed support. They helped with tuition, adoptions , references and small loans. They helped many at the start of their careers. Dolores was the impetus behind their generosity. In their later years, they traveled the world. They loved learning about other cultures and bringing back many treasures. They visited African tribes, Australian aborigines, Israeli Kibbutz's and rural Chinese towns. She also loved time with family and friends in their winter home in Scottsdale. In her later years ,she used her nursing skills to take fastidious care of her husband while he was on dialysis. They were ahead of their time, exercising daily before it became popular. At 85 years old with a failing memory she hiked 3 miles without assistance in Bryce Canyon in Utah. She couldn't remember where she had been but "knew it was lovely and had a great time". Her last years were spent in assisted living in rural Utah. Every day she sat with several other women who had memory issues. They couldn't recall each other's names, but seemed familiar. She used her nursing skills to ask "how they were and what she could do for them' daily. She received exceptional hospice care in this rural community. She passed away peacefully with family at her bedside. However Alzheimer's had already taken her from us slowly over the last 10 years. She was a beautiful, intelligent, gracious and caring woman who will be greatly missed. Services will be held Wednesday August 23rd (her birthday) at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel 3600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis at 12pm Visitation 30 minutes prior. Reception to follow at Calhoun Beach Club at 2925 Dean Parkway, Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer's Society or of your choice.