Dorothy Rose Ling|
April 24, 1924 - October 11, 2013
Dorothy Rose Pyeatt Ling, a life-long resident of Salem, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 11, 2013. Dorothy, affectionately known to her friends and family as Dot, was born on April 24, 1924 in Dallas, Oregon. She graduated from Salem High School and attended Oregon State College.
Prior to his passing in 2003, Dorothy was married to Warren B. Ling for 59 years. Dorothy was a beautiful, gracious woman who loved being outdoors, spending quiet time in the garden and going for walks on the beach at Roads End. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining and nothing please her more that sharing a meal around the dining room table. Dot was also passionate about her bridge playing, whether laughing at a card table with friends or earning points for her achievement as a Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League. Grandma Dot never met a child who did not fill her with delight.
Along with being a caring, supportive mother to her two daughters, Dot had a long and successful career with US Bank. Starting as a teller, and later as an executive secretary at the beautiful Ladd and Bush location, her final promotion prior to retirement was to the newly opened Lancaster Branch as its first Operations Officer.
Dottie was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She is survived by her daughters Barbara Walker, Nancy Freeburn and husband Scott, four grandchildren, three great grandsons, and her cherished sister, Doris Haakenson.
The family is very grateful to Clare Bridge of Salem for their many years of compassionate care.
Private burial is at City View Cemetery under the direction of City View Funeral Home.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Oct. 16, 2013