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.
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.