Feb. 27, 1925 Saint Louis St. Louis County Missouri, USA
Jul. 17, 2012 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA
Dolores (Dee) Sherman Golden 1925 ~ 2012 Dee Golden passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the age of 87 in her home in Salt Lake of natural causes. If there was one thing she would want everyone to know, it's that she was feisty and glamorous to the end - she'd had a manicure just the day before. Dee was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Theresa and Emanuel Chackes on February 27, 1925 (she was always proud that she and Elizabeth Taylor shared a birthday) and spent her childhood in the town of DeSoto, Missouri. She attended college at the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana where she loved being a member of the Sigma Delta Tau Sorority and where she met her first husband, Allan Sherman. They were married in 1945 and immediately relocated to New York City for him to pursue a career as a radio then television writer. In 1961 they relocated with their two children, Robert and Nancy, to Los Angeles where Allan had a job as a television producer. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Allan recorded a comedy album "My Son, The Folk Singer" followed a year later by his biggest hit "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah." Dee loved the celebrity of show business and the perks that went along with it, including dinner with Frank Sinatra and attending the inaugural of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Dee and Allan divorced in the mid-60's and later she went on to marry William R. Golden, head of publicity at MGM Studios - this led to a new era of glamour for her as she attended the Academy Awards annually. Bill passed away in 1986, at which point Dee remained in Los Angeles with her family. In 2003 she relocated to Park City, Utah to be closer to her daughter and her family who had moved there. She loved living in Utah with the four seasons and the new friends she met at the Senior Center in Park City. In 2008 she moved to Sunrise at Holladay in Salt Lake. She constantly said how happy she was there with the new group of friends she met.
Dee loved to travel, was an accomplished pianist, never turned down a chocolate, and frequently reminded those near her that 'old age isn't for sissies.' She is survived by her son Robert Sherman, his partner Teresa Kirsch, daughter and son-in-law Nancy Sherman Stanislaw and Ralph Stanislaw, grandchildren Heather Ford and husband Aubrey Ford, Kasey Aune and husband Marshall Aune, Rebecca Stanislaw and Abby Stanislaw.
Dee requested that her body be donated to science and education at the University of Utah. A memorial service will be held at Temple Har Shalom, 3700 Brookside Court (off Hwy 224), Park City at 11am on August 3rd . Attendees should be sure to dress 'spiffy', she'd like that. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Temple Har Shalom "Fund For The Future", PO 681236, Park City, UT 84068. Thank you to Sunrise at Holladay and all the staff there for making her last few years so comfortable for her. She would constantly say how much she loved living there.