Rohnert Park - Dorothy E. Hunter, age 71, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, on Monday, November 26, 2012. She was born in Bad Axe, Michigan, on May 25, 2012, a daughter of James and Mildred (Whear) Haley. She was united in marriage to Donald M. Hunter, Sr. on March 23, 1964. Dorothy was a dedicated military wife, traveling with her husband and raising four children starting in Wurtsmith Air Force Base, and continuing thoughout the states to end up at Hamilton Air Force Base upon Donald's Retirement. They spent retirement in Sonoma County, where Dorothy was an active member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Rohnert Park. She was an avid A's fan and a nurturing and involved grandmother. Dorothy set a wonderful example of human kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Her tender heart touched everybody she met. She is survived by four children, Donald M. (Silvia) Hunter of Fayetteville, NC, Karen (Ernie) Coe of Janesville, CA, Tracy (Sjors) Egberts of Forestville, CA and Cyndy (Andy) Gilbert of Corning, CA; grandchildren, Kesler (Tiffany) Craig, Mikenna Dehnert, Stefanie Goldsberry, Cody Mariani, Jaydin Gilbert, Nathan, Joey, and Zachary Hunter, and James, Casey, and Joey Craig; great grandchildren, Boston and Journey Craig; and a sister, Mary Miller of Bad Axe, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband; and three brothers, Carl, Jimmy and Charlie. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at St. John's Methodist Church, 5150 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. Special thanks to Sutter Hospice. Memorials may be made to Sutter Hospice,1900 Powell St., Ste. 300 Emeryville, CA 94608, or to Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County, PO Box 6672, Santa Rosa CA 95406. Daniels Chapel of the Roses 707- 525-3730
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2012