Dorothy Maxine Dunn, age 103, 0f Quincy, passed away on January 17, 2022, at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada. Graveside services were held East Lawn Cemetery on Friday, January 28th at 3:00 p.m., with Pastor Larry Blair, officiating.
Dorothy was born on July 18, 1918, in Fairfield, Iowa, to Elbert & Carrie Vorhies. She is the 3rd born of 5 siblings: 3 sisters and 1 brother and she was the last of the sibling to pass.
She attended school in Lockridge, Iowa, until the 6th grade; then at the age of 12 her family sold everything they owned and moved to Colorado Springs, CO, due to health issue of her mother. Dorothy graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1936. That year she married Bill Turner in Colorado, and together they made their home in California in 1937, to be near Bill’s family. Settling first in Sloat, work could not be found, so they moved near Sacramento. As Dorothy was about to deliver her first and only child, Bill (Billy) Turner, she returned to Colorado to be with family and have her mother help care for the newborn. When Billy was 3 months old she returned to California. In 1942, the family moved to Butterfly Valley where Bill worked in the logging industry, and that was the beginning of her 70-plus years as a Quincy resident. Here she worked for various companies, including the 5 &10 Cents store, Quincy Mercantile, Moseley & Grenke and the Red & White Store. Dorothy divorced Bill in 1951; then married Robert K. Dunn of Quincy. She was eventually hired at Bank of America, retiring after 28 years of service. She was community-minded, becoming involved in the Soroptimist, and the Emblem Club. She was the First Woman Fire Commissioner in the Quincy Fire Department, serving there for 25 years. She was a Fire Bell and belonged to the Rebeccas. She was an avid bowler for many years and served as the league secretary, treasurer & president. She worked for over 30 years at the Plumas County Fair Grounds as a cashier during the fair and for other local events.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bill & Sue Turner of Quincy; by two granddaughters and their husbands, Dawn & Darrin Hamm of Reno, NV, and Callene & Chris Campbell of Richland, WA; by five great-grandchildren, Hayden & his wife, Ashley, Mariah & Ashlyn Hedrick, & Cheyenne & Chenoa Campbell and by several nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert K. Dunn; parents, Elbert & Carrie Vorhies; by siblings, Ray Vorhies, Kay Workman, Marge Finley & Virginia Pini.
Services are by Blair Mortuary, Quincy.