Dorothy Eastman, 87, passed away on April 11, 2015, at her home in Hood River, Ore. Dorothy was born in Goldendale, Wash., on March 31, 1928.
She graduated from Goldendale High School in 1946 and married her sweetheart, Richard “Dick” Eastman, in 1952, who passed in 2010. They had one daughter, Jacqueline, who preceded Dorothy in death.
Dorothy was actively involved in several local businesses in Hood River, The Dalles and Jackson County. While living in The Dalles, Dorothy and her husband owned Eastman’s Furniture Store & Upholstery and Dorothy played an integral role in the daily management of the business.
Dorothy’s greatest joys came from spending quality time with friends and family. She enjoyed camping, whitewater rafting, and hunting all over Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Colorado. She was also an avid traveler, traveling the world with her husband and daughter. Some of her favorite places to visit in the world were Australia and New Zealand, as well as visiting every state in the United States at least twice. In addition to her role in the family business she also volunteered at the local library for several years and was a dedicated homemaker.
In March 2015 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and was able to see all of her grandsons, who were her pride and joy, before her passing.
Dorothy is survived by her son-in-law, Marc Sorensen, and three grandsons, Jason, Nikolas and Erik Sorensen.
A service will be held for Dorothy on Saturday, April 18, with viewing at the Hood River Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1825 May St., Hood River, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a graveside ceremony and dedication of her grave at 3 p.m. at the Spring Creek Cemetery, 397 E Winterstein Road, Goldendale, Wash.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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