Dorothy Lee (Hitchcock) Hunter was born May 1, 1930 on a farm in Smith County, Bellaire, Kansas, as were her six brothers and two sisters: Fern, Elvin “Pete”, Fred, Harold, Joe, Eva, Jim and Imogene. Their parents were Harry and Myrtle (Chance) Hitchcock.
Dorothy went to school at ‘Lone Star” and graduated high school from Inavale in 1948. She went to Western Union school in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated in 1951. She met Rusty Hunter while she was a Western Union operator in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. They were married April 18, 1953. They moved to Red Clo56, with their first children, Yolanda, and Rusty began work for Abbotts Dairy. She helped him with his daily bookkeeping and eventually was employed by Rudy Olson at his filling station keeping books. Over the years she did books for Koler & Menke Auto, Sugar & Spice, the Flower Shop, C & D Service, the South Bar, H & R Block, and she also worked from 1972 to 1975 at the Webster County Treasures Office. Dorothy enjoyed refinishing furniture, home improvement projects, tatting, crochet and playing cards with friends.
In April 2003, Rusty and Dorothy were happy to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. She wore the same crochet green dress that her mother, Myrtle, wore for her and Harry’s 50th anniversary and it was also worn by grandmother Hulda Viola Chance for her and grandpa Joseph Chance’s 50th.
All that loving human hands could possibly do was done to prolong her stay and ease the pain. Then God, in His tender mercy said, “It is enough, come up they reward.” and she peacefully, gladly, obeyed the summons on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the age of 88 years, 2 months and 13 days. Her soul awakened to a brighter dawn than ours.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Rusty, on September 10, 2003, their youngest daughter, Kandy (Hunter) Hadley on November 26, 2004, and all of her brothers and sisters.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Yolanda (Hunter) Marget and husband, Wayne, of Red Cloud; grandchildren, Melissa Westbrook and husband, BJ, of Kensington, Kansas; Angela Marget of Minden, Nebraska, and 3 great granddaughters, Justyce Galvan of Minden and Morgan and Maycee Westbrook of Kensington, and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., July 18, 2018 at the Red Cloud Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Benedict officiating.
Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970
Phone: (402) 746-2500