Dorothy Miller Dequine (1913-2004)


Dorothy Miller Dequine passed away Nov. 30, 2004, in her Sequim, Wash., home in the company of her husband of 72 years and other family members. She was 91.

Dorothy was born June 30, 1913, in Schenectady, N.Y., to Bradford and Mary Elizabeth Miller.

She married Louis Edward Dequine Jr. in 1932 in Madison, Wis.

Dorothy earned her bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of Wisconsin in 1934. She worked as a physical therapist, journalist and teacher.

In addition to being a world traveler, Dorothy starred in community theater and was an accomplished golfer. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority and a Presbyterian Bible study group. She also volunteered with many service clubs and civic groups, including the United Way, Red Cross and the League of Women Voters.

Dorothy was preceded in death by a brother, Vance Miller.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Jennifer Eastburn of Sequim, Wash., and Elizabeth Dequine of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; a son, Louis Edward Dequine III of Oak Creek; a brother, Dick Miller of Las Vegas; and six grandchildren.

A memorial celebrating Dorothy's life is at the family's ranch in Colorado this summer.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles, WA 98362.


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