Constance Dolan(1950 - 2013)

CONSTANCE DALE DOLAN February 1 9, 1950 - April 10, 2013 Constance Dale Dolan passed away April 10, 2013 at her home in Amity,OR. She was born to Marjorie B. Dale and William C. Dale of Red Bluff, CA on February 19, 1950. After graduating from Red Bluff High School, she attended Linfield College, where she met and married John Wiggin Dolan on July 25, 1970. After attending Linfield and Purdue University, she completed a B.S. degree at the University of California at Davis in 1974. At Davis she then earned an M.S. in 1976, specializing in child development and community development. Connie lived in Boston, MA, then Thornwood, NY, where her son was born, then moved to San Jose, CA, where her daughter was born. She started a parent-coop preschool in NY and volunteered in her childrens' schools throughout their tenure. In 1987 she moved back to Oregon, where she resided with her family in the Eola Hills. She volunteered as a leader in 4H, in the public schools, and at her church, McMinnville Covenant. She worked for several years in the office at the McMinnville Airport, where she also earned her private pilot's license. She loved gardening and cooking - her extravagant desserts will be missed by all those who sampled them. Connie met her best friend, Jesus Christ, when she was a child, and that relationship was reflected in all her interactions throughout her life. She will be remembered for her deep caring, positive outlook, encouragement, and bubbly nature. The story of her miraculous healing from multiple sclerosis has been an inspiration and encouragement for many. Connie is survived by her husband John, son Matt (and Katie) Dolan of Wenatchee, WA, daughter Cate (and Logan) Mitchell of Corvallis, OR, and grandchildren Dashel and Maxwell Dolan. She was preceded in death by her father William, and survived by her mother Marjorie of Red Bluff, sister Janet (and George) Shaw of Sacramento, CA, and brother Doug Dale of Red Bluff. A memorial service will be held at McMinnville Covenant Church on 11 am, Thursday April 18, 2013. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be given to Macy & Son Funeral Directors (135 NE Evans McMinnville, OR 97128-4682) for Good Samaritan Ministries of Beaverton or Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission of McMinnville. On-line condolences can be left at www.macyandson.com.

Published in Daily News on Apr. 17, 2013