Homer and Amalia Doty


Written by Homer and Amalia Doty. One in a collection by Allen Bachoroski, Local Historical Writer and author of “Tales Along the Highway of Legends”


Homer was born in Oklahoma City, the eldest of the twins. His twin brother is Herman Rex Doty. They were born on July 31, 1931. Their parents were Homer Lee and Wanda Faye (Perkins). His mother divorced their father and hitchhiked to Colorado with the twins and two elder half brothers, Jack and Dick Reno, to their grandparents home. He also has a younger half-sister, Ann Phillips, who lives in Raton, New Mexico.

Homer lived in Hoehne, Colorado most of his life, but also lived in Denver and Trinidad, Colorado. As a boy, he got odd jobs working on the farms in the Hoehne area. He graduated from Hoehne High School ln 1949. He enlisted in the Air Force that same year, and served almost 21 years until his retirement in March, 1971. He had a break in service in 1953 until January 1954, when he went back into the service.

In 1953, he met his future wife, Amalia Susan, and they married on September 18th, 1954. They have two children, Marc Vincent Doty, born in Swindon-, England on August 12, 1957, and Annette Marie Doty, born in Trinidad, Colorado at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on September 16th, 1959. Marc lives in San Diego, California, and is a software engineer for General Dynamics. Annette lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is branch secretary for GMAC (General Motors Acceptance Corporation). In 1971, the family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Amalia (Susan) Doty was born in Trinidad, Colorado on January 22, 1930. Her parents were Andre (Andy) and Frances (Pauletich) Susan. She has one sister Julia (Susan) Alishio, who is married to Vince Alishio. She lived there until April 1955, when she joined Homer in Banbury, England, where he was stationed at the Air Force Base at Upper Heyford. They lived there for three years. Amalia attended East Street school, Rice Jr. High, and Trinidad High, where she graduated in June 1947. She worked at different businesses, including Moses Department Store, and worked at the Court House in the Assessors Office for three years, before leaving for England. During Homer’s military career, they lived in Banbury, England; Sunnymead, California; Alburquerque, New Mexico; Valdosta, Georgia; Altanta, Georgia; Okinawa and Las Vegas, Nevada. He was stationed in Japan, Korea and Viet Nam without his family.

Homer has worked at numerous jobs in Las Vegas since 1971. He worked for the El Cortez Casino, the Standard Slag Mine, which mined iron ore and gold, the National Mattress Co., Sun World Air Lines, and at present for R.V ‘s Unlimited. Amalia has been a homemaker all the years they were married to raise their family. This brings us up to date, December 1989.

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