Dorothy Hayes

DEH-obituary-photo-1Born Dorothy Elizabeth McReynolds in Rice, WA on March 25, 1920. Passed away peacefully at home in Bellevue on June 12, 2009.  A talented gardener, avid beachcomber, mushroom-hunter, dancer and gracious hostess of many lively parties and gatherings, she will be missed dearly.  Her Fourth of July picnic was a neighborhood tradition for many years and her door was always open.  Family and friends were always greeted with laughter and, often, a bowl of her special clam chowder.

Dorothy is survived by sons John E. and William J. Garrott, 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter, and siblings Gertrude, Edith, Richard and Irene. Preceding her in death were her parents, Maynard and Viola, and sister Margeurite.

While in Superior, AZ with her sister Margeurite, Dorothy met and married William W. Garrott. They raised their 2 boys in Kent, WA. She later married Charles Hayes. Kent remained her home until 2007.

Family-B'day-web-versionHer energy was amazing – working as an accountant into her 70’s, she still managed to maintain a tremendous flower garden so extensive and lovely that strangers would stop and ask to look around. When the sun went down she would head to The Golden Steer for a night of dancing. People much younger may not have kept up with her.

One of her great joys were trips to the ocean at La Push, WA where she gathered shells and other materials for the endless craft projects she created.  At her express request, her ashes will be scattered at her beloved ocean and no funeral services will be held.

An informal celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on 9/12/09 from 1-4pm at 2580 152nd Ave NE, Redmond  WA. All are welcome. If you have a special memory to share, please bring it along, the family would love hearing it. For details call Cindy Garrott at 425-289-8454.

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