Dorothy Rose Clemetson
March 16, 1928 - Feb. 19, 2011
Longtime Walla Walla resident, Dorothy Rose Clemetson, 82, died Feb. 19, 2011, at her home.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until noon on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA. The funeral service will follow on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Mark Cole of the Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will follow in Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens, Myra Road, College Place. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or the Arthritis Foundation through the funeral home.
Dorothy was born March 16, 1928, in Kellogg, Idaho, to James and Delphia May (Prettyman) Meadows. In 1946, she graduated from high school in Chewelah, Wash.; and attended St. Luke's School of Nursing,
as well as classes at Gonzaga University in Spokane and Walla Walla Community College.
On Dec. 28, 1961, she and Les Clemetson married in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. They moved to this area in 1963. She worked at St. Luke's Hospital in Spokane for several years, Fairchild Air Force Base Hospital, and Odd Fellows Home in Walla Walla until ill health forced her retirement in 1982.
She enjoyed working with flowers, and was in partnership with her husband at Les' Pump and Electrical, Inc., as part-time bookkeeper and secretary.
Dorothy is survived by her husband at home; three stepsons, Lester Wagner of Spokane, Alfred Wagner of Billings, Mont., and Lawrence Wagner of Lake Stevens, Wash.; five step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.