Dorothy Marie Webster, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Hometown Senior Living in Hudson, Wisconsin.
She was born in Maiden Rock, Wisconsin on January 4, 1925 to James Langford and Marie (Hedin) Jennings. She was the first born into a family of 5 children. Her love of nature began with her exploration of the woods and bluffs on their family farms in Maiden Rock and then in River Falls. She graduated from Prescott High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the State University at River Falls. While at the University, Dorothy met Donn Webster. They were married on August 13, 1949 and remained happily so until Donn’s passing on February 17, 2017. After their marriage Donn and Dorothy moved to Clayton, Wisconsin, where Dorothy taught school for 2 years. In 1951 with the birth of their first child, they moved to Amery, Wisconsin where Donn was helping his ailing father with his insurance agency. Dorothy became a stay at home mom and was active in the lives of their 3 children, Jo Ann, Les, and Robin. After the children were grown and left home, Donn and Dorothy spent the next 31 winters in Harlingen, Texas enjoying the warm weather as “winter” Texans. In 1990 Donn and Dorothy moved their principal residence from Amery to Hudson to be closer to family. In addition to being a beloved mother, Dorothy was an accomplished watercolor artist, Girl Scout Leader, Sunday School teacher, Bible Camp counselor, Eastern Star member, and contract bridge Life Master.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Donn and daughter, Robin (Beaton). She is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann (Webster) Ollayos; son, Les; grandchildren, Bryan, Dawn (Webster) Jastrow, Marjorie (Ollayos) Schwanke, Matthew Ollayos, Stephanie (Beaton) Ruder and Courtney Beaton and her siblings, Darlene (Sumption), Calvin Jennings, Lavon (Jensen) and Marlyn Jennings. She also was great grandmother to 6 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way.
Funeral services for Dorothy will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Amery, 201 Harriman Ave. N, Amery, WI. A visitation for Dorothy will be from 10-11 am prior to the service at the church. Internment will take place at the Mann Valley Cemetery in River Falls, Wisconsin at 3 pm.
To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute please visit www.williamsonwhite.com.
Arrangements were made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery.