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Dorothy Mae Bishop

Dorothy was born September 7, 1933 in Idaho.

Her parents were Myron Othel Bishop and Vida Mae Drinkwine. She was the only child.

Dorothy married John Bell Fox on August 5, 1950 in Noti, Oregon and had six children: Living daughter (1951 to current), Myron Edwin (June 25, 1952 to current), Kathy Bell (March 25, 1954 to current), Jerald John (1955 to current), Celia Grace (September 8, 1957 to current), and Living son (1959 to current). John died in Elmira, Oregon on April 13, 1981.

Dorothy married Leonard Lester Luttrell on May 29, 1982 in Scholls, Oregon.

Dorothy died on April 23, 2014 at the age of 80 years, 7 months, 16 days.


Dorothy Mae Bishop passed away April 23, 2014 in Redmond, Oregon. She was born to Myron O. Bishop and Vida M. Drinkwine, September 7, 1933 in New Plymouth, Idaho. Her family eventually settled in Noti, Oregon where she attended Elmira High School. Dorothy met John Bell Fox though the Grange and they were married on August 5, 1950 in Noti, Oregon. They lived in Elmira for over thirty years, raising six children, all who currently reside in Oregon.

She worked in the Elmira Grade School cafeteria for several years and was a partner in the Y-Art shop, a craft and florist shop in Veneta, Oregon. Dorothy was a 66-year Granger having been an active member of Elmira, Scholls, Redmond, and finally Boring-Damascus Grange. She held a number of offices at each Grange, including Secretary at the first three. After John's passing in 1981 Dorothy married Leonard Lester Luttrell May 29, 1982 in Scholls, Oregon. Dorothy and Leonard lived in Scholls until 1991, when they retired and moved to Redmond, Oregon.

Dorothy loved the outdoors and spent much of her time gardening, picnicking, camping and fishing. She and Leonard always had a camping rig ready and twice took extended trips to Alaska by RV. It was a great joy to her that the family gathered together for camping trips twice a year. When indoors Dorothy was always busy cooking, canning or completing beautiful handicrafts. She was an excellent seamstress and quilter and taught quilting classes from her home quilt shops in both Scholls and Redmond for over thirty years.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Leonard and her six children: Linda Marie, Myron Edwin, Kathy Bell, Jerald John, Celia Grace and Ralph Michael. She was also very proud of her ten grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Redmond Grange Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The hall is located at 707 SW Kalama, Redmond, Oregon 97756. Dinner following the service will be provided by Deschutes Pomona Grange.

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Dorothy as a baby.

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John and Dorothy's wedding.

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Leonard and Dorothy's wedding.


Granddaughter Charlotte remembers Grandma always had cookies, even though sometimes they had to share with Grandpa.

Granddaughter Charlotte thinks that her Grandma was the perfect Grandma, she did the traditional "Grandma" things cooking, sewing, and quilting.

Son Myron remembers his mom sending him to the neighbors with a loaf of fresh bread. The neighbor wasn't home, and Myron ate half the loaf on the way home.

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