TAYLOR, Dorothy Matina 88, of Springfield, Ohio passed away Sunday, August 7, 2011.
She was born November 19, 1922 in Yonkers, New York to the late Martin and Selma (Ommundsen) Fjelstad.
She graduated from Business School and worked as a secretary for six years in New York City.
Dorothy volunteered as a hostess for the USO and met her husband, Howard, at a dance.
As a new bride, she moved to Springfield, Ohio in 1948. Dorothy was a 63 year member of First Baptist Church. She loved her church and never missed a Sunday.
She was a lifetime member of the Dawn to Dusk Garden Club, and belonged to Elderly United.
Dorothy loved gardening, cooking and baking cakes and pies from scratch.
She truly loved her job, and looked forward to going to work every day for 20 years, at the Springfield Museum of Art, retiring in 1991.
Dorothy enjoyed annual vacations with Howard, and their trips to Hawaii and Europe were the highlights of all vacations.
She is survived by two children Linda S. Bass and Donald P. Taylor, both of Springfield, Ohio; one brother and two sisters-in-law Robert and Marti Fjelstad of Onancock, VA, and Madeline Fjelstad of Santa Cruz, CA; one sister and brother-in-law Betty and Jack Lang of Murphy, NC; four grandchildren Jennifer (Matt) Garman, Doug Schissler, Staci (Heath) Friessen and Andrew Via; two great granddaughters Lindsey and Addison Garman; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Taylor in 2004; daughter Alice Schissler; two brothers Edward and Alvin Fjelstad; and a special cousin Ethel Fjelstad. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 AM.-12 Noon in RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 12 Noon in the Memorial Home with Pastor Bill Salyers officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.richardsraffanddunbar.com
Published in Springfield News-Sun from August 10 to August 11, 2011