Dorothy M. Corwin
May 10, 1919 ~ January 25, 2012
BRIGHAM CITY A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate the life of Dorothy M. Corwin. The service will be at the Community Presbyterian Church, 304 South 100 East, Brigham City, Utah.
Dorothy passed away peacefully on January 25, 2012, at her home in the Maple Springs Living Community.
She was born May 10, 1919, to Walter and Mae Niehusen in Chicago, IL. She moved to Oklahoma City, OK, at a young age and considered herself an Okie.
Dorothy graduated from Central High School, and attended Oklahoma City College, where she earned a degree in Secretarial Skills. She met Walter Corwin in high school and they married March 8, 1941. She lived in Oklahoma, New Jersey, Florida, California, Texas and lastly, Utah, which has been her home since 1959. She has been a member of the Community Presbyterian Church, and held many positions on church communities sang in the choir and served as a deacon.
She was an avid gardener and one of the first members of the Spade and Hope Garden Club. She also worked for several years at the Pioneer Nursing Home, where she put her secretarial skills to good use. Animal welfare was an important issue for Dorothy and she supported the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, and provided loving homes for adopted cats and dogs during her life.
Dorothy loved to travel and made several trips to Europe, with a special interest in England, English history and gardens. Her most recent international trip was to Italy in 2007, and at the age of 88, she was an intrepid traveler.
Dorothy is survived by her children: Judy (Lynn) Brailsford of Brigham City; Don (Dena) Corwin of Mead, WA; Tom (Linda) Corwin of Lawton, OK; seven grandchildren and four great granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter.
The family wishes to express the deepest appreciation for the loving care given to Dorothy by the staff of Ali's Angels, the staff and residents of Maple Springs, and especially to Nicolle with Integrity Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Altering Attitudes, 239 North 300 West, Brigham City, UT, phone 435-279-3680, is suggested.
Interment, Brigham City Cemetery by Myers Mortuary.