Dorothy Anne Wellman Voegeli, 90, of Madison, Georgia, formerly of Athens and Atlanta, passed away at her home Wednesday, September 24, 2014, surrounded by her husband and children.
Born in Huntsville, Alabama on January 6, 1924, she was the daughter of the former Ruth Northington and Walter Morton Wellman. Raised in Athens, Georgia, Dorothy Anne graduated from Athens High School and attended the University of Georgia. While at UGA, she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and the Dolphin Club. In 1942 she was chosen as the Miss Pandora Beauty Queen. Dorothy Anne spent a summer in New York City living at the Barbizon Hotel for Women and modeling as a John Roberts Powell model.
In 1944 Dorothy Anne married the handsome Navy pilot who swept her off of her feet after meeting in front of the Georgia Theatre in Athens. As a Navy bride, she moved around the country. After WWII, she and her family returned to Georgia eventually settling down in Atlanta for 30 years. Finally, in 1999, she moved to Madison declaring it to be the best place she had ever lived.
Dorothy Anne was a loving wife and mother, and the epitome of a true southern lady. She enjoyed her family, cooking, sewing, travel, fashion, and entertaining. She was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, garden clubs, book clubs, bible studies and church activities. She was a member of Madison Baptist Church.
Her brother, Walter M. Wellman, Jr. predeceases Dorothy Anne. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, William Henry Voegeli, Sr.; her daughters Suzanne (Larry) Hunter of Dacula; Miriam (Dub) Franklin of Smyrna; Anne (Chip) Stockton of Atlanta; son William (Kathy) Voegeli, Jr. of Atlanta; sisters Miriam Smith of Atlanta; Ruth (Jimmy) Morris of Asheville, NC; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be at the Madison Cemetery, 420 West Central, Madison, GA 30650 on Saturday, September 27th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Furkids/SmallDog Rescue, P.O. Box 191102, Atlanta, Georgia, 31119, www.furkids.org.
AE Carter Funeral Home, Madison, Georgia