Dorothy Lenore Wyman, 94, went home to be with our Lord Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at the Lake District Long Term Care Facility. She was born to Robert Emmett and Stella Bertha (McLane) Stiff on Sept. 6, 1918 in Boise, Idaho. Dorothy spent her early childhood years at the homestead ranch in Boise, attending a two room school~Stack Rock, where she met her future husband, Lynn Wyman. She attended Boise High School, however because of illness she was unable to graduate.
She married her school sweetheart, Lynn Wyman July 28, 1937 and spent 71 blissful years together.
Following the publication of two books she was credited with a diploma in 1998 at the age of 80!
Dorothy loved being a homemaker, gardener, canning and preserving many foods, bread maker and enjoyed driving through the woods observing wildflowers while accompanying Lynn during hunting expeditions where she was the camp cook. She was an accomplished seamstress, making many wedding and bridesmaids gowns throughout her life. She was well known throughout the Westside community for her Halloween doughnuts!
A favorite passion was writing, which she began for the local Lake County Examiner, reporting the Westside News. She joined the Mile Hi Writer’s Club, publishing many articles and short stories in magazines and eventually published her first book, “BRUCE” in 1979. She continued writing poems and short stories for her children and grandchildren publishing her second book, “LIGHT UPON THE MOUNTAIN” in 1989 that was later declared a historical document for the State of Idaho.
The Beth-Zur Christian School in Lakeview employed her as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in 1993 at age 75. Due to closure of the school she only taught one year.
She was preceded in death husband Lynn in 2009; sons Dale and Bruce; daughter Nova Goss.
Dorothy is survived by son and daughter-in-law David and Barbara Wyman;daughters and sons-in-law Connie and Clyde Merrill of Crescent City, Calif. ; Danna and Michael Gray of Lakeview and Merrie and Bob DuMilieuf Roseburg; 13 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 26 step-great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren and another two on the way;13 step-great-great-grandchildren with another eight on the way!
A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, immediately followed by a potluck luncheon at the Lakeview Church of the Nazarene.
Graveside services will commence at the Westside Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Contributions in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Lake County Library Bldg. Fund, 513 Center St. Lakeview 97630 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Chapel has charge of the arrangements.