Dorothy Fleming

October 6, 1925 ~ July 30, 2013

Dorothy Fleming passed away on July 30, 2013. She was born on October 6, 1925 in Gibbon, Minnesota. She grew up in Minneapolis where she attended the University of Minnesota. She met and married John in 1951. They moved to Battle Ground in 1963.
If you attended Amboy, Central, Chief Umtuch or Maple Grove between 1964 and 1992, "Mrs. Fleming" may have been your first grade teacher.
After retiring in 1992, she became a volunteer in the gift shop and marketing department at SW Medical Center for the next 17 years.
She was active in the Bethel Lutheran Church women's organization, SW Washington School Retirees, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She enjoyed attending Vancouver Symphony concerts, and the Ashland Shakespeare Festival.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Diane (Larry); son Dennis (Val); five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Donations can be made to the Million Meals program in care of Bethel Lutheran Church, PO Box 175, Brush Prairie WA 98606
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 1, 2013