Dorothy Ann MacPherson

Dorothy Ann MacPherson left this Earth early in the morning on Oct. 6. She was born March 8, 1943 in Staten Island, N.Y. to Dorothy Parsons and Joseph Knittle. She was a very scholarly lady and graduated from high school when she was 15.

A few years later she met and married Alvin B. MacPherson, who was on his way to being a career Navy man. She was a housewife and mother and an expert packer/mover as the Navy life moved her family from one coast to another. The MacPherson’s finally ended their moving days by settling in Minden, where Al and Dorothy raised their three children.

In 1981, with the eldest son, Jon, already beginning his career in the Navy, the family moved to Hawthorne, Nevada, where Al worked several years for Day & Zimmermann Basil at the Hawthorne Army Depot. When the second son was about to finish high school at MCHS, the family moved back to Minden where they lived until Alvin passed away from a lengthy illness.

Dorothy decided to move back to Hawthorne and make this her final home, near her son Marc and his family. Several years later Jon and his wife Cathy decided to move to Hawthorne as well.

Dorothy was very active in the church that so readily adopted her and Kelli, the Bethany Lutheran Church. She was a Friend of the Library and a loyal friend to those lucky enough to call her a friend, especially Mabel DeMars and Ginny Warner. She adored her two grandchildren Brodie Scott and Arianna Marie and stayed active in their activities.

Dorothy is preceded in death by both of her parents and her loving husband, Alvin B. She is survived by her eldest son Jon (Cathy) MacPherson of Hawthorne; Marc (Nina) MacPherson also of Hawthorne; and her only daughter Kelli Lynn. She is also survived by her younger brother Joseph Knittle and her nephew Michael, both of San Diego, Calif.

At her request, there will be no services for Dorothy. Instead there was a special fellowship in the basement of the Bethany Lutheran Church on Oct. 20. Anyone wishing to do so may make donations to the Mineral County Public Library in her memory.

She will be so dearly missed