Walla Walla – Dorothy D. Lind, 85, passed away April 22, 2013, at her home.
Dorothy was born June 14, 1927, in Craig, Missouri, to Charles Edward
and Elsie Bridgeman Mallon.
She attended school in Lone Rock and Joseph, Oregon. In 1944, she
and Elmer McCoy were married in Walla Walla. They later
divorced. She moved to this area from Wallowa County in 1960.
On June 6, 1966, she and George Lind married in Reno, Nevada.
She worked as a meat wrapper for Safeway, retiring in 1978.
Dorothy enjoyed travel, needlepoint, macramé, and
special occasion dinners. She was a wonderful cook and
“monster” cookies were her specialty. She was devoted to
her family and enjoyed family reunions and all activities
involving her grandchildren.
She was a member of the Elks in Milton-Freewater, Oregon;
the Red Hat Society and Union Pacific Oldtimers.
She is survived by three daughters: Sandi Ashcraft of Seattle,
Washington; Donna Alsup of Walla Walla; and Pam
Jordon of Milton-Freewater; one son, Michael McCoy of St.
Helens, Oregon; four sisters: Marjorie Harrison of Griffin,
Georgia; Mable Henderson of The Dalles, Oregon; Leona
Sherk of Vancouver, Washington; and Ruby Zollman of Joseph,
Oregon; two brothers: Ray Mallon also of Joseph and
David Mallon of Union, Oregon; twelve grandchildren;
eleven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; son,
Dennis McCoy; sister, Viola Sparks; brothers: William Mallon,
Robert Mallon, Charles Mallon, Donald Mallon; and
grandchild: Abby Kooch.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 1:00 to
5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013; 9:00 a.m. to 7:00
p.m., Thursday, April 25, and 9:00 a.m. to noon on Friday,
April 26, 2013, at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551
Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Washington. The funeral
service will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013,
at the funeral home. The graveside service and burial
will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 2120 S. 2nd
Avenue. Family and friends are invited to an afterservice
celebration of life event to be announced at
the graveside service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer
Care Alliance, Children’s Wishes & Dreams, or a
charity of donor’s choice through the funeral home.
Friends may write memories and sign the online
guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com