Dorothy Clara Coons

June 30, 2009

By Contributor

Dorothy Coons

Dorothy Coons

Dorothy Clara Coons, of Sammamish, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, in Seattle. She was 82.

A celebration of Dorothy’s life and memorial service was June 30 at Sammamish Presbyterian Church.

Dorothy was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Royal Oak, Mich., to Clifford and Myra Brady. She was raised in Royal Oak and graduated from Royal Oak High School. She married John R. Coons in Michigan on July 10, 1947. She was a homemaker and wonderful mother to four daughters.

Dorothy enjoyed reading; church, where she was a member of Sammamish Presbyterian Church; P.E.O.; flower arranging; being with her grandchildren; and traveling. Throughout her adult life, she traveled extensively with her husband for his work. She lived in Tokyo, Japan, as well as Rome, Italy. She also lived in California, Oregon and Washington state. Dorothy moved to Issaquah in 1999 to be closer to her eldest daughter and her family.

She is remembered as a warm, caring and loving mother and grandmother with a great sense of humor.

Dorothy is survived by her three daughters: Denny (husband Earl) Shepherd, Terri (husband Bal) Dreyfus and Tracy (husband Seth) Sherwood; brother Richard Brady; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, her daughter Debby and her parents.

The family suggests remembrances to the American Diabetes Association, Seattle-Tacoma office, Metropolitan Park East, 1730 Minor Ave., Suite 920, Seattle, WA 98101.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 392-6444.

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