Despite all of her accomplishments, Dorothy regretted not getting a college degree, so went back to school in the mid-70's, earning a degree from the University of Miami in December, 2008.
While Dorothy's mother came from a newly immigrated Swedish family -- arriving through Ellis Island -- her father's family was mostly English. The Hayward family tree goes back to the beginnings of colonial time with well established roots in the colony of Massachusetts, including Salem, Massachusetts during the time of the infamous witch hunts. That part of her family history has yet to be explored!
Jack and Dorothy had four children: Janice Eileen (b. August 19, 1957), Joanne Elaine (b. May 28, 1959), June Elizabeth (b. June 10, 1961) and Robert Hayward Eugene (b. April 16, 1966). As they say, "Three JETs and a RHET." All were born at Coral Gables Hospital and grew up in Coral Gables. The three daughters have spread out across the country, raising families and pursuing careers far from home. Robert Thomson is the only one who remained in Miami where he is a Coral Gables police officer. He is married to Kimberly Beck with whom he has three children: Brielle, Bryce and Brenton - "The Brrrrs."