She was born in Birmingham, Ala., on April 6, 1921, the daughter of the late Herbert Lewis Wells and Florence Moffett Wells. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Cartersville.
Dot earned degrees from Alabama College at Montevallo and the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. After teaching in high school in Alabama for three years, she began a career with the Girl Scouts organization that extended over a period of 41 years. First she was associated with several Girl Scout Councils in the Southeast and then became a member of the national staff of Girl Scouts of the USA. Her specialty was training adult leadership in all aspects of the Girl Scouts Administration. She was co-author of four monographs on management for use by Girl Scout Councils. In 1985 she retired and lived in Dallas, Texas, later in 2002 moving to join friends in Cartersville. She was active as a volunteer at the Booth Western Museum, the Community Church Shop, Meals on Wheels and the Cartersville Public Library.
She was preceded in death by her sister and brother in law, Sara and John Ekblad and a nephew, David Ekblad.
She is survived by a niece, Carol Hayes and her husband, Richard, great nephew Trevor Karr, all of Weston, Neb., and several cousins. Dot had many friends here and elsewhere who will miss her greatly.
Following cremation, there will be a memorial mass at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 850 Douthit Ferry Road, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. At a later date her ashes will be intered in the family plot in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Ala.