Dorothy Lee Moilanen Craig

Dorothy Lee Moilanen Craig

Hood River

March 27, 1938 - April 15, 2016

Dorothy Lee Moilanen Craig passed away on April 15, 2016, at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living of Hood River, Ore. She was 78 at the time of her passing.

Dorothy was born March 27, 1938, in Bellingham, Wash., to Howard and Alda (Patch) Moore. She grew up with two older sisters and two younger brothers; they all lived in Monroe, Wash., until the family moved to Hood River in 1955.

Dorothy graduated from Wy’east High School. On June 16, 1956, Dorothy married Ronald Moilanen. Rhonda Moilanen, their only child, was born Feb. 4, 1958. Sadly, Rhonda passed away shortly before her eighth birthday in 1966.

Dorothy and Ronald enjoyed fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, gardening and visiting friends and neighbors.

Ronald passed away in July of 1985.

Dorothy worked for Diamond Fruit for over 40 years as a seasonal fruit packer and other jobs there. She enjoyed the outdoors. Dorothy married Kenneth Craig in August of 1988 and they enjoyed their time together gardening, remodeling their house, traveling, and visiting with family and friends.

Kenneth passed away in September of 2000.

Dorothy is survived by her sister Betty Knake of Anacortes, Wash., brother Vernon Moore, his wife Elena and their family of Lakeview, Ore., brother Raymond Moore, his wife Sally and their family of Hood River, stepchildren Curtis Craig and Lynn Earnest, three step-grandchildren, sister-in-law Linda La Bounty, special friend Carolyn Peyton, and many other family members.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, daughter Rhonda, sister Ruth Wake, brother-in-laws Harold Knake and Marvin Wake, and a niece and a nephew.

At Dorothy’s request there will be no services.

The family would like to thank Hawks Ridge for their care of Dorothy and Providence Hospice of the Gorge for their extended care.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031.

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