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AGE: 92


ADDRESS: City of Medford Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 11 at the Memorial Health Center, Medford where she had been a patient for the past week.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 17 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin


INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until 10:50 A.M. Tuesday, December 17 in the Fireplace Lounge at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 18, 1921 in Stratford


EDUCATION: Graduate of Stratford High School


MARRIAGE: May 1, 1947 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Robert ‘Doc” J. May and he preceded her in death on June 6, 1999.


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Dorothy was a homemaker. She was well-known in the region for her artwork and for giving many art demonstrations within the community. Dorothy was a charter member of the Black River Art Society and the Taylor County Arts Council. Mrs. May was recognized by the Wisconsin Rural Artists Association and was awarded the John Stewart Curry Medal for her outstanding job of promoting the arts in her community. Dorothy loved music, especially jazz. She also played many musical instruments.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where she volunteered in many capacities in the church and school.


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Maureen May of Sarasota, Florida
Son: Mark “Farley” (Rosemarie) May of Edgewater, Florida


LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Dr. Nathan (Dr. Lianne Pino-Etten) Etten of Miami, Florida, Erin (Rick Gutierrez) Etten of Atlanta, Georgia and Robert May of Delafield.


GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Georgia and Ryan Etten


SURVIVING SISTERS: Ruth Perkins of Van Nuys, California, Elizabeth Specht of Marshfield and Joann (Paul) Kleinheinz of Naples, Florida






DECEASED MOTHER: Marie Aldrich (Maiden Name: Martin)


URNBEARER: Grandson: Dr. Nathan Etten


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, Dorothy’s family requests memorials to be made to Holy Rosary Catholic School 215 S. Washington Avenue Medford, Wisconsin 54451
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.
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