Dorothea passed away at the age of 101 on August 3, 2005. She was born and raised in Minnesota, where she taught school before becoming a legal secretary. She traveled west to Seattle, San Francisco, and eventually Hawaii where she met and married A.V. Austin. They raised their family in California. She earned a law degree and was an ordained minister in the Church of Religious Science. She was a published author and capable watercolorist who also enjoyed Scrabble and Mahjong.
She is survived by her children Sallie Rivers, Sue Parker, Stephen Austin and his wife, Patricia, 7 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Remembrances may be made to Unity Church 1901 NW Blue Parkway. Unity Village, MO. 64065-0001.
A Funeral Service will be held at Stephens & Bean Chapel on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.