Dorothy Maude Hoogeveen, 100 years of age and a Hoquiam resident since 1945, died on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at her home in Hoquiam. She was born on June 26, 1913, in Belgrade, Montana, to John Volney and Beatrice Maude (Birt) Kenyon. She attended grade school in Carlton, Oregon. The family moved to McMinnville, Oregon where she attended high school and received a B.A. Degree from Linfield College in 1935.
She worked for L.A. Courtemanche Hardware and Gilbert Tilbury Ford in McMinnville.
On July 8, 1945, she married Maarten Tommie Hoogeveen in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in McMinnville and they moved to Hoquiam that same year. She was employed as business manager of Long Foundry Co. for 31 years, retiring in 1978.
Dorothy Maude Hoogeveen was a member of the Episcopal Church, Lambda Lambda Sigma Sorority, and the Knowles Chapter of the O.E.S. in McMinnville. She also belonged to Altrusa Int’l, Dorothy Mann’s birthday club, Business & Professional Women’s Club and served on the boards of the Knife and Fork Club as well as the Dexter Dev Company. With travel groups, she visited Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, South America, the Orient, the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico. With Olive Twidwell, she spent several winters vacationing in Palm Dessert and Maui.
In 1962, she visited Tom’s family in Holland and brought his niece, Elly Maas, to visit them here. Elly attended Hoquiam High School for the next three years.
Dorothy treasured many close friendships and enjoyed clam digging, gardening and watercolor painting.
In 1967, she and her husband bought vacation property at Dexter-by-the-Sea in Tokeland. Since Tom passed away in 1982, she has continued to spend time there with friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; a sister, Treva Peetz; four brothers, Volney, Dudley, Wyn, and John Kenyon. Eight nieces and nephews survive her.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to P.A.W.S., P.O. Box 451, Aberdeen, WA 98520.
Inurnment was held at the Sunset Memorial Park in Hoquiam.
Cremation arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.
Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the online register at www.colemanmortuary.net.