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Dorothy Louise Merk


1934 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Dorothy Louise Merk Obituary
June 21, 1934 - November 11, 2016 Dorothy Merk, born to Andrew and Molly Weber Merk in Sanger, CA, on June 21, 1931, peacefully passed away in Pasadena, CA, on November 11, 2016. An acclaimed artist who studied at Fresno State College and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Otis Art Institute, Dorothy was a Professor of Painting, Drawing, Design, and Metals at Mt. San Antonio College from 1964-1991. Her work was exhibited in Japan, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, and Laguna Beach. In recent years, Dorothy and nieces Gloria Merk and Debbie Moglia formed Merkwork Fine Art (merkworkfineart.com) to share her work. Dorothy is preceded in death by her partner Virginia McBride and brother and sister-in-law Andy and June Merk. Surviving Dorothy are her brother Herbert Merk and his wife Pauline, of Sanger, seven nieces and nephews and their families, and her dear friend Ronald Ownbey of South Pasadena. Services will be private. Condolences may be sent to Dorothy Merk Family, 461 Wanda Way, Sacramento, CA 95819 or [email protected] .
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 17 to Nov. 20, 2016
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