othy “Dottie” Frances Hurd, a Redmond resident, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at her home. She was 86 years of age.
A graveside service will be held Friday, June 15, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Redmond Memorial Cemetery in Redmond, Officiating Charlie Hughbanks.
Dottie was born in Cottonwood, Mo. on June 22, 1925 to Robert Alonzo Fautenberry and mother Eva Marie (Pope). She moved from Missouri to Tennessee, where she was raised and attended school.
She married Julius Dean Newton (JD) in 1942 and moved to California, where they had two sons and one daughter. Dottie worked as a welder on the U.S. Navy ships for a year while living in California. They later moved to Oregon in the early 1950s, living in the valley areas she was a home -maker for many years.
She later married her soulmate, Walter Lee Hurd in 1964 in Stevenson, Wash., and they had one daughter.
Dottie loved to sew and made all her children’s clothes. She also enjoyed the outdoors with her husband, Wally, while boating, fishing ,camping, and she loved the ocean.
At one time Dottie was awarded with a certificate for her writing for county music. She and Wally also lived in Puyallup, Wash. for over 20 years, where she lovingly took care of her elderly mother Eva who lived to be 99 years of age. Dottie also lived in Idaho for a short time while her daughter Alice took care of her. She then moved to Redmond after Wally’s passing in September 1997, where her daughter Caroline took care of her daily in Dottie’s own home, where she always wanted to be.
Dottie loved the Lord and loved to listen to the Word on her favorite TV programs and read her bible daily. She also loved westerns and loved to read magazines and newspapers. Dottie was a very sweet, kind, soul and loved her family dearly. She will be missed greatly by all.
Dottie is survived by her children, Kelly D. Newton of Taos, N.W., Caroline George of Redmond, Phillip O. Newton of Taos, N.M., and Alice E. Smith of Post Falls, Idaho; one brother, John Fauntenberry of Yuma, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Polly Pratter, and one brother, Robert Fauntenberry, and one granddaughter, Mandi Marie George in 2001.
Arrangements are in the care of Prineville Funeral Home.
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