Dorothy Tracy wasn’t scared.
She wasn’t nervous about starting a business with very few funds to her and her husband’s name. She wasn’t worried about how they would raise 12 children in a poor economy. She just did it. She made do with what they had, and she persevered during difficult times because of her strong faith in God and her trust that Robert knew what he was doing.
“There’s no way the business would have survived without Mom, and I think Dad would have said the same thing,” John Tracy, Dot Foods executive chairman, said. “She was his confidant—not in the sense of knowing how everything in the business worked, but more about judgement and instincts and listening skills. She has always been the heart of the family and the heart of the business.”