Dorothy Loraine Scherer
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 5:00am admin
Dorothy “Tweeter” Scherer passed away at the Roundup Memorial Health Care Nursing Home on June 10, 2017. She was born to Oliver and Blanch Pitt on Sept. 25, 1930 in Sheridan, Wyo. The family lived in Lodge Grass during her early years, and she attended schools there – Wolf School in the Sarpy area and in Hardin.
Dorothy acquired her nickname “Tweeter” from her Dad. She said she could whistle before she could talk and then he thought she sang like a bird, so the name stuck and she preferred to go by “Tweeter” the rest of her life. Beyond just loving to sing, the name was a “lifetime fit,” as she always had an opinion that she didn’t mind chirping about!
She and Sidney Newman were united in marriage in 1946 and had three sons: Rodney, Dean and Stanley. The couple later divorced and the three boys were raised by their Uncle Albert and Jean Newman.
Dorothy later married Harold (Scotty) Scherer and lived in Pompeys Pillar, Billings, Rapelje and Sand Point, Idaho until Scotty passed away in 1984. After that, she moved to Billings and later to Roundup, where she resided until her death.
Throughout her life, Tweeter shared her love of song, movies, cards, baseball and dogs with her friends and family. Following the Colorado Rockies was one of her favorite pastimes and she watched them on TV or listened to them on the radio whenever she could. Tweeter had a bit of an ornery streak that usually had a bend toward the entertaining and she loved to “poke the bear,” so to speak! It could be said she had a better relationship with her dogs than most people. She even went so far as to convince some of her grandkids that her dog Skunk, (who went into “attack mode” any time they were around him) didn’t have any teeth – none took the chance to actually find out!
Tweeter was tremendously proud of all her grandkids, although she wasn’t always great at showing it. They all have funny stories to tell of any time they did happen to spend time with her. She especially enjoyed going to basketball and rodeos to watch them compete. She liked it even better when they won! One of the ladies that worked at the nursing home said she would bring in her computer so Tweeter could watch Nevada ride in the PBR!
Preceding her in death are her parents Oliver and Blanch Pitt; husbands Sidney Newman and Scotty Scherer; brother Leonard Pitt; sisters Betty Dinsdale and Arlene Lachenmeier; daughter-in-law Marsha Newman; and granddaughter-in-law Jackie Newman.
Survivors include sons Rodney Newman (Cristy Loose) of Hobson, Dean Newman (Linda) of Roundup and Stanley Newman (Bette) of Billings; and grandchildren Sid Newman (Brandy), Robert Newman and TJ Newman (Liane) – all of Melstone, Jona Murray (Lige) of Canyon, Tex., Tara Bradley (Neil) of Sioux Falls, S.D., Mauri Elness (Kel) of Winifred, Jami DeHaven (Curt) of Billings, Skeeter Ray (Terry) of Las Vegas and Ben Newman (Tina) of Billings. Also surviving are 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held at an “open house” at the Dean Newman residence near Roundup during the 3rd and Fourth of July celebration. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family burial in the Fairview Cemetery at Hardin at 1 p.m. on July 6.
Memorials may be sent to Roundup Memorial Healthcare, Dororthy Scherer Memorial, P.O. Box 40, Roundup, MT 59072.