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OBITUARY

DOROTHY ALLYCE PEDERSEN

Dorothy Allyce Pedersen, 74, of Sunnyside passed away after a three and one-half year courageous battle with ALS, on

Saturday, April 21, 2007

, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born

Aug. 9, 1932

, in Black Rock, WA to Bert and Dorothy Belle (Woolsey) Bronkhorst. Dorothy attended

Waneta

School

through the eighth grade and furthered her education at

Sunnyside

High School

, graduating with the class of 1950.

On

Aug. 3, 1951

, she married Benard Pedersen in Sunnyside. Following their marriage, they together owned and operated a dairy farm on

Sheller Road

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

Calvary

Lutheran

Church

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 be held

Friday, April 27, 2007

, from

2

to

8 p.m.

at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held

Saturday, April 28, 2007

, at

10 a.m.

at Smith Funeral Home, with burial to follow at

Lower

Valley

Memorial

Gardens

in Sunnyside.

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

Calvary

Lutheran

Church

in Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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