Dorothy Trevethick (1919 - 2018)

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Dorothy Trevethick, age 98 of Sacramento, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Dorothy was born June 11, 1919, in Sacramento. Dorothy was a Sacramento native and was a graduate of Sacramento High School in 1936. Dorothy lived a full life just the way she wanted too. She was kind, funny, witty, smart, generous, and was a woman with high standards. Dorothy devoted most of her life to volunteerism, 40+years, such devotion was inspired by the obvious passion that Dorothy had for the game of golf over the years, Dorothy's focus was to give back to the game she so enjoyed. To highlight many of her volunteering activities, Dorothy was a longtime life Member of the Sacramento Golf Council, USGA committee member since 1984, volunteered for the Gold Rush Senior Classic from 1986 - 2001, volunteered for the First Tee of Greater Sacramento 2002 2016, volunteered with the Celebrity golf tournament for several years, and volunteered for the AT&T Pebble Beach up through 2016. She also volunteered with Morton Golf Foundation from 2008-2016, and in 1989 Dorothy received the Fred Raphael Award for her volunteerism and years of service for the Gold Rush Classic. Dorothy also participated in multiple charity golf tournaments and in 1961 she had a hole-in-one at Bing Maloney in Sacramento. Her talents were many; she was an extremely accomplished knitter/crocheter, researched her family genealogy back to the late 1700s, and some could say she was a "professional" golf event volunteer and could basically quote the rules of golf. She was very fortunate in her lifetime to have enjoyed many friendships and mentored several junior golfers who followed their dreams of playing golf. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Edward Swain and Mamie Adele Trevethick, her sister Alma Holmes, and niece Charlis Cervantes and nephew Henry Holmes. She is survived by 3 great-nieces and 2 great- nephews. At Dorothy's request there will be no service; as an "all in" volunteer she wanted her body donated to science to assist the up and coming young minds at UCSF.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on May 16, 2018