Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Clinton Dorwart Obituary (2021) – Albuquerque, NM

Clinton “Clint” Bernard Dorwart

Clinton “Clint” Bernard Dorwart passed away peacefully on September 28, 2021 with his loving family in Albuquerque, NM. Born as the daughter of Olive (Elbert) and Dr. Jason Dorwart of Friend, NE on July 21, 1934. He grew up in North Platte, NE and graduated from St. Patrick’s High School. Clint attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE, where he graduated with a degree in pharmacy in 1956. While studying at Creighton, he attended a “coketail” party where he met the love of his life, Carol Lee Roh. They married on December 29, 1956 and had a remarkable 64-year marriage that included their four children and raised a lovely family. They built homes in Alabama, Nebraska, Colorado, and Clint “found his place” in Albuquerque, NM. Clint was the family’s storyteller and loved nothing more than to remind family members and friends of humorous interludes or embarrassing moments with a wink and his trademark love and humor. He had a big heart full of love; But this big heart led to the health problems that he fought for years with his usual grace and humor.

Clint was a registered pharmacist and owned pharmacies in Lexington, NE in the 1960s. He began his career at Merck in 1967 and received the prestigious Vice President’s Club Award in 1990. In 1993 he retired as a Senior Professional Representative. Clint was an officer in the US Army. A proud patriot, he served two years of active duty as a pharmacist before retiring in 1995 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army Reserves.

Clint adored his grandchildren and spent as much time with them as possible, leading them and showering them with his love. He was a man of character and a living example of how to lead a good, meaningful life. Clint loved being with his family more than anything and telling stories that kept the family history alive for the next generation. His sense of humor was legendary and his friendliness left a lasting impression on everyone who knew and loved him. Clint also enjoyed outdoor camping and hiking with his family in Colorado and New Mexico, and encouraged his children to “go camping” and make pancakes, rain or shine. In their retirement years, Clint and Carol enjoyed traveling and camping on their fifth bike. They also loved traveling around Europe, particularly Ireland, where Clint kissed the Blarney Stone not just once but twice.

Clint, a devout Catholic, was a parishioner of Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church. Clint was one of the first lay lecturers at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington, NE, and also served in that capacity at the Shrine of St. Bernadette in Albuquerque. Clint was a longtime member of the Earlybird Toastmasters Club, bringing Toastmasters to 4H Club members and inmates of the Santa Fe State Penitentiary. As a fourth knight in the Knights of Columbus, he was most recently a member of the Holy Child Council. He was actively involved in his children’s activities as they grew up, including leading YMCA Indian Guides groups, serving as the Roadrunner Little League Commissioner, scheduling AAU track meetings for the Duke City Dashers, and serving as co-president with Carol des Eldorado High School Football Booster Club. In his later years, Clint volunteered in the pharmacy at Anna Kaseman Hospital.

Clint’s survivors include his loving wife, Carol Lee (Roh) Dorwart; children, Mary Cheryl Dorwart (Norman Root) of Cedar Park, TX; Jeff Dorwart (Heather) from Placitas, NM; Therese Dorwart (Dave DeMill) from Albuquerque, NM; and Clinton A. “Tony” Dorwart (Tammy) of Cedar Crest, NM. Grandson Jimmy Root (Ashley Olson) of Austin, TX; Anthony Cabrera (Mayra) from Oklahoma City, OK; Marie Cabrera of Rio Rancho, NM; Justin Dorwart (Mikayla Meyers) of Cedar Crest, NM; and Maggie Root (Daniel Krivensky) from Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI. His special great-grandchildren Jamison Root, Garrett Root and Ryder Dorwart. The survivors also include the stepdaughters Kinsey Durham-Grace (Jordan Grace) and the son Crew and Rachael Durham (Christian Wigert). He is survived by his brother Jason Dorwart of Greeley, CO; Brother-in-law Clete Roh of Rockville, MD; and many nieces and nephews. Clint was preceded by his parents Jason and Olive, the sisters Pat Dellenbach, Margaret (Peg) Peetz, the nephews Philip and Daniel Peetz, the sisters-in-law Mary Dorwart and Bev Roh and the brothers-in-law Richard (Dick) Dellenbach in death and Kenneth Peetz.

Clint’s family will always be grateful to the wonderful carers at Morningstar Assisted Living who looked after him so kindly. The family owes thanks and love to their longtime friend and doctor, Suzanne Pión, MD, who took care of Clint in his final years and did everything in his last days.

A rosary will be held in FRENCH Wyoming on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. with the tour starting at 5:00 p.m. A mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Annunciation, 2621 Vermont St.NE. Instead of flowers, commemorations of a charity of your choice can be made on Clint’s behalf. Please visit our online guest book for Clint at


Published in the October 3-10, 2021.

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