Dorothy Lavonne Brinkerhoff

Dorothy Lavonne Brinkerhoff

Dorothy Lavonne Brinkerhoff was born on February 21, 1959 in Spokane to Bob and BeBe Gillmore. She passed away on April 1st, 2013 in Seattle after a year-long battle with cancer.

Dorothy met and married her husband Richard Brinkerhoff in 1982. They had three children of their own, plus raised two nephews who they considered as their own sons. She was dedicated to her family and loved nothing more than to spend time with her kids. Trips camping or to the ocean are fondly remembered. Much of her life was spent working with and for youth of all ages, whether leading, teaching or just helping in the background. In the last few years she took up knitting as a hobby and made many colorful receiving blankets for at-risk babies for a pediatric interim care center. Two words describe Dorothy, love and service.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Earl Gillmore. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, children Scott Brinkerhoff, Jeremy Brinkerhoff, Kendra Brinkerhoff, Brian Gillmore and Charles Gillmore, daughter-in-law Brenda Brinkerhoff, grandson Zeal Brinkerhoff, and siblings Diane Kienholz, Susan McCammon, John Gillmore, Donald Gillmore and Charliey Gillmore.

Services are Monday, April 8th at 11:00am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 200 S. 177th Pl in Burien, with viewing at 10:00am.

Published in The Seattle Times from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2013