Dorothy Mae Pickering

October 1, 2013

By Contributor

Dorothy Mae Pickering, 80, of Rexburg, Idaho, formerly of Kooskia, Idaho, and Issaquah, passed away at home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She left for her heavenly home on Sept. 13, 2013, with her loving husband at her side.

She was born in Long Beach, Calif., in 1933, to Jack and Leela Cousyn. Her teenage years were filled with music studies, knitting, sewing and ice skating. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School and married Drury Davis Pickering on Sept. 6, 1952, in Seattle. They had 61 wonderful years together.

Dorothy Pickering

Dorothy Pickering

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and was known for her gentle kindness, infinite patience and sweet disposition. Dorothy was an accomplished accordionist and taught lessons with her best friend Delores Sward, of Mount Vernon. She later traveled Europe, performing as a member of The Bavarian Village Band. She was also gifted at playing the organ and piano. Her kindness and love for animals, gardening, cooking and endless love for family will be sorely missed. She was our “angel.”

She is survived by her husband Drury Davis Pickering, of Rexburg, Idaho; and four children: Devin, of Hawaii, Darren Norka, of Kooskia, Idaho, Dru, of Rexburg, Idaho, and Dale (Christina), of Rexburg, Idaho; and her younger brother Jack Cousyn, Jr. (Nanette), of Silverdale.

She was blessed with 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in her honor at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, in Kamiah, Idaho.

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