Dorothy Jeter Denison, born in Forty Fort, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 20 at Messiah Lifeways. She would have been 98 on May 28
A memorial service celebrating Dorothy's life will take place at the Messiah Chapel at 10 a.m. April 6.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Burling Jeter and Florence Heisz Jeter; her brothers, William Burling Jeter and Harry Richards Jeter; and her husband, Mason William Denison.
Dorothy graduated from Forty Fort High School, then Penn State University in 1936 with a bachelor of arts in education. She was a mathematics teacher at Lake Township High School, Harveys Lake, Lemoyne and Harrisburg high schools and New Cumberland high schools, retiring from her last position at Cedar Cliff High School. Dorothy was a lifelong member of the Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, a 59-year member of the West Shore Country Club, a member of the former U.S. Navy Officers Club in Mechanicsburg, the Harrisburg Penn State Club, the Penn State Alumni Association and the local AAUW. She was past president of the Greater Harrisburg Chapter of the Alpha Omega Pi Sorority, a national officer for the sorority and winner of the outstanding alumnae award in 1977. She was one of the founders of the Camp Hill Woman's Club, and she was past president of the Camp Hill Junior Civic Club. She was involved in numerous other volunteer and civic organizations, including Friends of the State Museum, Meals on Wheels and the Girl and Boy Scouts.
She is survived by her daughter, Dian Denison Alling (Roger Alling); her son, William Mason Denison (Audrey Philbrick); grandchildren, Allison Widmann Spooner (Nicholas Monroe Spooner), Douglas Denison Widmann (Sara Akroyd), and Heather and Hannah Denison; step-grandchildren, Bruce Alling (Andrea B. Bednarczyk), and Philip Alling (Heather Brown); and seven great-grandchildren, Teague and Gala Spooner, Savanna, Dylan, Jeremy, Brittany and Sydney Alling.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lifeways, Hospice of Central Pennsylvania or charitable associations of the donor's choice. Myers-Harner Funeral Home, of , 1903 Market St., Camp Hill, Pa., is handling arrangements. Online condolences will be received at www.myers-harner.com.
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 24, 2013