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Dorothy May Hearrell

June 12, 1922 - Dec. 6, 2011

Dorothy May Hearrell, 89, of Scio died Tuesday at her home.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Steele Funeral Home, 5050 Mount Solo Road, Longview, Wash.

Dorothy was born in New Brunswick, N.J., to Russell and Grace Reid. She came to the Pacific North-west in the 1960s, and settled in Longview and Castle Rock, Wash.

She was a waitress for many years and then spent her time loving and raising her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, gardening, baking, canning, farming, reading and enjoying her many friendships. She enjoyed country living and continued to feed cattle through her late 80s. Dorothy was able to remain in her home on her son's acreage in Scio until her passing.

Survivors include her loving son and daughter-in-law, John and Catherine Margaronis of Scio; daughter Stephanie Marek of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren Ashley Graczyk of Albany and John Margaronis II of Happy Valley; three other grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dolph Hearrell; siblings Robert and Virginia Reid; stepsister Dot; and stepbrother Edward.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her name to the National Kidney Foundation. AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home is handling arrangements (www.aasum-dufour.com).

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