Dorothy Ruth Cutler 11/05/1917 03/19/2013 Dorothy was born to Asa Bryant and Ruth Hyndman Cutler in Hood River, Oregon on November 5, 1917. She was later joined by siblings Robert, Mary Jane (Achor), Helen "Louise" (Baxter), and Barbara Ann (Clark). Dorothy graduated from Franklin High School in Portland, Oregon in 1936 and earned a B.A. from Willamette University in 1940, a B.A. in Librarianship from the University of Washington in 1941, and an M.S. in Library Science in 1952 from the University of Illinois. She had a distinguished career beginning at the public Library in Salem, OR, in 1941, and then served in the army special services as librarian for American servicemen in Hawaii and Guam during World War II. She worked at California Contra Costa County Library from 1946 - 1951 then began her career at the Washington State Library in Olympia in 1952. She was a key developer of the library system for the state of Washington Her work included membership on the Washington State Legislature Joint Committee on Education, as well as the Subcommittee on Educational TV and Libraries. She was a member of committees that produced the "Standards for Library Functions at the State Level" in 1970, and the 1969 Nelson Study "Public Library Systems in the U.S." She loved gourmet cooking, supporting the arts, attending symphony, theatre, ballet and opera in Seattle. She was a long-term member of The United Churches of Olympia, finding special enjoyment worshipping through their hymns and music. In 1999 she moved to Panorama City in Lacey, WA where she lived independently until a fall in January, 2013. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and all her younger siblings. She is deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & nephews and friends. To read Dorothy's full obituary please visit www.millsandmillsfunerals.com.
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Published in The Olympian on Mar. 31, 2013