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Dorothy May Eckelberry passed away on August 12, 2012 after a lengthy illness. She was a resident of Deer Hill Estates and is survived by her daughter, Karen May Eckelberry; brother, Arthur Harry Bate, and sister-in-law,Cordelia Bate,of Livermore, CA; nieces Kathleen Kane of Colorado; Linda Pellerito of Texas; and Jennifer Spilman of Illinois, and three nephews and two nieces.
Dorothy was born in England on January 5, 1921 to Beatrice May Bate and Leonard Gerald Bate. The family, including older sister Alice, moved to California and settled in Pasadena.She was pre-deceased by her parents and sister Beatrice Alice Bate Prior.
Dorothy was married for 28 years to Walter Edwin Eckelberry, a career Master Sergeant in the United States Army, who preceded her in death.
Viewing: Pacific BeachMortuary, Monday and Tuesday evenings August 20 and 21, 4:00-8:00 PM. Services will be held at Mountain View Mortuary, 2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena, CA on Wednesday August 22nd at 11:00 AM.
Published in Pasadena Star-News on Aug. 19, 2012