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Dorothy Mae Ellsworth

December 30, 1922 - March 22, 2013
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Dorothy was born on Dec 30th, 1922 in Portland, Oregon. She passed away peacefully in NW Portland on March 22, 2013 of natural causes surrounded by her devoted family. She was raised in Portland by her wonderful mother, Marie Masters, attended Commerce high school to learn business and financial skills, made many life long friends, who all loved to dance to the music of the big bands, especially Glenn Miller. When she was 17 she met Russell Ellsworth and they were married when she was 19 and he was 20 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in NW Portland. She continued to live on Vaughn Street in NW Portland while her husband attended to...
Dorothy was born on Dec 30th, 1922 in Portland, Oregon. She passed away peacefully in NW Portland on March 22, 2013 of natural causes surrounded by her devoted family.

She was raised in Portland by her wonderful mother, Marie Masters, attended Commerce high school to learn business and financial skills, made many life long friends, who all loved to dance to the music of the big bands, especially Glenn Miller.

When she was 17 she met Russell Ellsworth and they were married when she was 19 and he was 20 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in NW Portland. She continued to live on Vaughn Street in NW Portland while her husband attended to his Army duties during WW II.

Russ and Dorothy raised their three sons in SW Portland and provided great educational opportunities to them, including making the commitment to send them all to Catholic grade schools and to Jesuit High School. She also worked and volunteered in several schools, including as a Secretary for St. John Fisher parish, and for the President of Jesuit High School.

The Catholic faith was very important to her and she had a special connection to Mary.
She was a founding, active, and life long member of St. John Fisher parish where she worked on many volunteer activities including St. Vincent Depaul Society, Auctions, and many more.

She also loved to camp, hike, and take stunning photographs of the beautiful state of Oregon from the Sea to the Mountains. Her hobbies also included gardening where she grew hundreds of different experimental Roses in conjunction with the Portland Rose Society. She also was an excellent cook and baker with her children and grand children enjoying her home-made pickles, pies, cakes, as well as her famous Applesauce Cake.

She was preceded in passing by her devoted husband of 65 years, Russell and she is survived by her sons, Michael, Gregory, and Timothy, their wives Barbara, Cathryn, and Heidi, her eight grand children, Cynthia, Michael, Carri, Rebecca, Jeremy, Jonathan, James, and Megan, and her nine great grand children, Daniel, Kate, Peter, Zachary, Maxwell, Luke, Michayla, Isabella, and Madilynn.

She will be sorely missed and remembered fondly by her entire family and loving friends.

"Greg, our most sincere condolences. She looks like a wonderful person and that she will be long remembered. All our love," Roy & Laura Larsen (Hillsboro, OR)

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