DOROTHY MAE ANTON
Dorothy Anton, cherished wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012. The daughter of the late Frank and Mathilda Huyler, she was born in Medord, Mass. and spent her younger days there. After her family was transferred to Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her father's job, Dorothy enrolled in the Calgary General Hospital nursing program and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1956. She married her soul mate and the love of her life, Hugh, in 1954.
When Hugh and Dorothy moved to the United States in 1964, they settled their family in Millbrae, Calif. and Dorothy worked as a Registered Nurse for Peninsula Hospital and Sheltering Pines. After their retirement in 1986, Hugh and Dorothy moved to Red Bluff, Calif. and Dorothy became active, until her death, as a volunteer docent, director and fundraiser coordinator for the Kelly-Griggs House Museum. She treasured her time spent caring for the museum artifacts, giving tours of the museum and tirelessly coordinating fundraisers for repairs and the preservation of the museum.
Dorothy also enjoyed traveling with her husband to visit their many family and friends still living in Canada. She also spent many years documenting the stories of four of her nursing friends, who were stationed overseas during World War II in New Guinea and Germany, as well as during military conflicts in Thailand and Cambodia.
Dorothy's work gave a voice to all nurses who sacrifice their personal lives because they feel it is their duty to aid our servicemen and women, as well as the civilians impacted by war.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Hugh; two children, Leslie and Hugh, Jr.; grandchildren, Timothy and Gregory Munoz-Plaza; niece, Kim Stewart and nephew, Rob Jones.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of the Flowers, 816 Walnut Street, CA 96080
Contributions in Dorothy's memory may be made to Kelly-Griggs House Museum at P. O. Box 9082, Red Bluff, CA 96080
Family assisted by Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers (530) 527-1174www.chapeloftheflowers.net