Dorothy (Perry) Seitz (1926 - 2017)

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Dorothy (Perry) Seitz, a 71-year resident of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away on Dec. 28, 2017, one week before her 92nd birthday, at Providence Horizon House.
Dorothy was born in Minneapolis, Kan. She graduated from Minneapolis High School in 1943. After attending Fort Hays (KS) State College for a short time, she moved to the Los Angeles, Calif., area. While in LA, she answered an ad in an LA newspaper to be a secretary for the military in Anchorage. As she was only 20 at the time, she told them she was 21 to be eligible for the job. She was quite a pioneer, moving to Anchorage in 1946 as a single woman not knowing anybody in the city. Dorothy also worked as a hat-check girl at the South Seas nightclub, where she met her husband, Al. They were married in 1949.
After raising her children, Dorothy worked as a secretary for the Archdiocese of Anchorage and then as a secretary/clerk at Standard Oil (now Chevron). She later worked in retail, with her last job at JoAnn Fabrics. She also played the organ at Holy Family Cathedral for a number of years.
Dorothy was active in community affairs, speaking before the Fairview Community Council on various issues. She petitioned, and won, to have the city pave the alleys in her Fairview neighborhood. Dorothy had a love of music, liked flowers and working crossword puzzles, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by sons, John (Lia) of Greenville, S.C., Bill (Gloria Black) and Jim (Lynn) of Anchorage; and daughter, Marti of Renton, Wash.; granddaughters, Erika (Kyle) Smith, Amanda (Johnathan) Hoback, Greta, Laura and Anna; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al; brothers, Joe and Pete Perry; and sister, Treva Miller.
The family would like to thank the following for their care as Dorothy's health declined in recent years: Dr. Julie McCormick and staff; Dr. Stanley Watkins; and the staff of Providence Alaska Medical Center, Providence Horizon House and Providence Hospice.
Per Dorothy's request, no service will be held. A family celebration of life is being planned for the summer. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Catholic Social Services, Anchorage, or Catholic Extension, www.catholicextension.org.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 7, 2018
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