Salem – Dottie,
81, died Saturday, December 26 in Salem after a courageous
battle with ALS. She was born and raised in Sublimity, and has
been a long time resident of Salem.
Dottie loved life, especially her grandchildren and
spoiling them. She made friends with everyone she met and was
very compassionate, selfless and known to send cards for every
As with everything
in life, Dottie took on her very aggressive ALS with courage
and fight. She continued to encourage others with her strong
faith and strived to keep a sense of humor throughout her
illness. Her family could not be more proud of the example she
continued to set during her toughest days.
Dottie took pride in
her immaculate yard and bountiful garden.
She grew towering corn, sunflowers and roses.
She enjoyed watching and feeding the hundreds of wild
birds that visited her bird feeders daily.
Dottie enjoyed frequent trips to the coast and visiting
light houses. She loved
her times reminiscing and visiting Silver Creek Falls State
Park, where her family had a homestead where she was born. She
enjoyed sharing stories and memories about growing up in her
logging and farming family.
Dottie worked as an
administrative assistant at a law office, the Bureau of labor,
Oregon State Marine Board, and later as a secretary at First
Christian Church in Salem. She was a member of St. Joseph’s
Catholic Church in Salem.
Dottie is survived
by: her loving companion of 30 years: Tim Brown of Keizer;
children: Laurie (Dale) Luoma of Bend; John (Kathi) Hammer of
Salem and Mike (Sheryl) Hunter of Tualatin; sister: Lorraine
(Eddie) Weible of Sublimity; 7 grandchildren and 3
Viewing will be
Wednesday from 12-9 pm at North Santiam Funeral Service,
Stayton. Recitation of Rosary will be Wednesday at 7:30 pm and
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 10:30 am both at
St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity, with interment to
follow at St. Boniface Cemetery. Contributions may be made to
the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington Chapter.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.