ANDERSON, Dorothy

Dorothy Anderson (Dottie / Dot), 90, of Huber Heights, handed peacefully Sep 11, 2020. Daughter of Elizabeth (Weaver) and Jack Dunwoodie, more youthful sister of Jean. Born in Kansas Town, MO, her spouse and children settled in the Dayton place and she attended Bath (Fairborn) colleges (’48). Dottie achieved Eugene (Gene)

Anderson (Fairborn ’44) after his WW2 assistance, married in Dec 1950, and had two sons, Matt and Bill. Dot was a housewife, mom and supporter of the spouse and children, as effectively as encouraging Gene with the household organization. They purchased a home in 1959 in Wayne Twp and commenced, with the boys, a long time-long rebuilding and building: gutting rooms, constructing additions, and pouring several yards of concrete. Dot wasn’t just a designer and organizer but also a worker, carpenter, gravel shoveler , concrete form builder, all while remaining a mom. Dot and Gene faced a alternative in 1972: leave their aspiration dwelling and

abide by Gene’s operate to a further point out or leave the corporate environment. They chose the latter, restarting their equipment repair service organization, and transforming it in 1977 to a Fairborn appliance elements retail outlet. Accurate companions in these corporations, Dot shouldered as a great deal as Gene. Constantly lively, Dot and Gene failed to really retire when they offered the retail outlet, diving into additional Do-it-yourself household rebuild and mend projects that she ongoing even right after his 2016 passing. Dottie was a member of Fairborn Initially Presbyterian Church in her youth and she and Gene were being married there, afterwards starting to be lively customers of the nearby Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church, and nevertheless later returned to Very first Presbyterian, serving the Church for the relaxation of their lives. This snapshot of Mom’s everyday living is short but she was so considerably far more, a dynamo Renaissance lady. A naturally-gifted musician especially moved by the organ, she excelled at pipe organ lessons in the late ’40’s, even nevertheless she had no way to exercise involving lessons! She additional a massive organ and a piano to our property and was organist for a number of churches right up until just a couple a long time ahead of her passing. But she was so a lot much more. Mom was an artist, portray, sculpting and obtaining splendor in products forgotten and cast aside by other people, this kind of as rocks, shells, feathers and driftwood. She carefully restored and refinished antique household furniture and cupboards, scraping absent levels of paint and grime, making new wooden items, refinishing, and caning and upholstering seats. She hand-concluded all the attractive wood trim in our house. Mom was an superb seamstress who rapidly and simply produced many spectacular parts for herself and our household. A prodigious photographer for 70 a long time, she experienced darkroom equipment and afterwards dove headlong into digital imagery. Mother was a laptop or computer whiz, bought new components, and would scour the world-wide-web in her lookups. She was a voracious reader and doer of new factors: she uncovered to tan deer hides and to blacksmith and had the needed tools for each. Mom was an exceptional cook, able to just take a number of elements and flip them into all types of meals and desserts. She was a lifelong lover of mother nature and animals, especially dogs forged away by many others. Mother was fiercely unbiased, reduce firewood even in her previous a long time and drove her beloved stick-shift Escort right until just months prior to she passed. Mother was mechanically-gifted, equipment were generally close by even at 88 she changed her tractor’s starter and sharpened its blades, applying a hydraulic jack, air impression wrench and grinder. She was a Diy carpenter, electrician, and plumber! She was always Mom, offering of herself, always glad to see us, and appreciative of daily life. Mom was predeceased by Gene, her mothers and fathers, and her sister and brother-in-regulation, Jean and Doug Hanneman. She is survived by sons Matt (Jo) and Invoice (Peggy), and grandchildren Leah, Jodie and Kevin. Also surviving are Jean and Doug’s kids and many buddies, with specific callouts to niece Sharon,

Charlene “10 Gun Tex” LaCroix (foil to Mom’s “Water Pistol Willy”), the lots of members of the Burrowes spouse and children, and to her To start with Presbyterian spouse and children. Arrangements had been by Marker and Heller Funeral House, Huber Heights with private companies. We relatives chose to hold off this announcement while attending to her affairs and enjoy the privacy afforded us. Mom

requested memorials on behalf of Fairborn Initial Presbyterian Church and Humane Society of Higher Dayton.