Dorothy Merle Gunderson Alford, age 83, of Oak Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Dorothy was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Minneapolis, Minn., to the late Lloyd and Ellen Millington Gunderson. She received her bachelor’s degree in home economics at the University of Minnesota and was last employed by Millers Department Store as a clothing buyer. Dorothy was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she served as a reader, usher, was in many church circles, volunteered at the fairs, sold trade coffee, and was instrumental in starting the Ecumenical Store House and served since 1982.
Dorothy, along with her husband David, was an avid motorcycle touring enthusiast, having traveled coast to coast in the United States and Canada. Her family has many fond memories and great stories of traveling to many of the national parks where they enjoyed camping and all that the parks had to offer. She was everything to her family, especially her husband, and enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in school soccer, football, chorus, dance recitals, and scouting. Dorothy was a member of the Garden Club of Oak Ridge, Panhellenic, and served as a leader and held may other positions for the Campfire Girls for many years. [Read more…]