Dorothy (Dot) Jurukov
(May 13, 1922- June 17, 2011)
Dorothy (Dot) Jurukov passed away at the age of 89 on June 17 at Ardenville in Burbank after a valiant, seven year battle against Alzheimer’s disease. She is survived by her husband Andon, her daughter Carla Walker, and her son-in-law Bill Walker.
Dot was born during the “Roaring Twenties” in the town of Clifton, Kentucky to first-generation German parents: Carl and Freda Nasse. She was also welcomed into the world by five adoring aunts who couldn’t wait to teach her the Charleston, which eventually inspired Dot’s love of music. Her music education was eclectic focusing on classical, light opera and symphony.
Her mother loved music and singing and taught Dot many songs from “The Gay Nineties”. She attended her first opera at the age of four and was an opera devotee for the rest of her life. In her twilight years Dot would serve on the Glendale Community Concerts Association Board and became an active member of the Women’s Committee of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra.