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Arrangements by: North Santiam Funeral Service

 

 

Dorothy C. Schatz
October 10, 1926 – February 7, 2015

Mill City – Dorothy, 88, died Saturday, February 7 in Salem. She was born and raised in Bend, moving to Mill City in 1989. Dorothy received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from OCE, now Western Oregon. She taught elementary music for 14 years, retiring from the Sisters’ School District.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Schatz in 1990. She enjoyed music, especially playing the cello, knitting, art, sewing and painting Christmas murals on windows around Bend and murals of mountains that were displayed in the Lava Butte Lookout for many years. Dorothy was a member of the Baha’i religion.

She is survived by children: Patrick (Jody) Schatz of Bend and Susan (John) Dickinson of Mill City; brother: James Gilliland of Chehalis, WA; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother, Howard and sisters, Marjorie and C. Jeanne.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00 am at Fairview Cemetery in Mill City, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 pm at the BAHA’I Center 680 State St. in Salem. Contributions may be made to Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital, Gentiva Hospice, or the Canyon Crisis Center of Mill City. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
 


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