Dorothy Allyce Pedersen, 74,
of Sunnyside passed away after a three and one-half year courageous battle with
Saturday, April 21, 2007
, at her home surrounded by her loving
She was born
, in Black
Rock, WA to Bert and Dorothy Belle (Woolsey) Bronkhorst. Dorothy attended
through the eighth grade and furthered
her education at
graduating with the class of 1950.
Aug. 3, 1951
, she married Benard Pedersen in
Sunnyside. Following their marriage, they together owned and operated a dairy
until their retirement in 1985. In 1963, they were honored with the Yakima
Valley Dairy Family of the Year Award.
Dorothy enjoyed gardening
and going to coffee with her friends, Tony and Juanita, Bud and Helen, Piet,
Jim and Leo. She cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren.
She was a member of the
in Sunnyside for more than 50 years.
Dorothy is survived by her
husband, Benard Pedersen of Sunnyside; her son, Dennis Pedersen and wife,
Marian, of Kennewick; two daughters, Phyllis Pedersen and long-time friend, Don
Bardwell, of Grandview and Denise Barthel and husband, David, of Yakima; and
two grandchildren, Kathryn and Sarah Pedersen, both of Kennewick. She is also
survived by her sisters-in-law, Doris Bronkhorst, Dorothy Vertrees, Sammi
Pedersen, Laura Pedersen and Irene Dufek.
She was preceded in death by
her parents; three brothers, Delbert Bronkhorst, Wallace Bronkhorst and Frank
Bronkhorst; one sister-in-law, Chris Pedersen; and four brothers-in-law,
Harold, Phil, Don and Willis Pedersen.
Viewing and visitation will
Friday, April 27, 2007
at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral
services will be held
Saturday, April 28, 2007
at Smith Funeral Home, with burial to
Dorothy’s family would like
to especially thank Dr. Couturier and his staff.
Those wishing to honor her
memory may contribute to the Sunnyside Fire Department or the
in Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.