Dorothy Grey "Dot" Poortinga
1931 - 2021
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Dorothy Grey Poortinga ("Dot")
Atlanta, GA - Dorothy Grey Poortinga ("Dot"), age 89, of Atlanta passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Mrs. Poortinga had recently moved from her native home of Kentucky to be closer to her daughter. She was also a former long-time resident of Slater, IA where she made many friends and often spoke of the good relationships, recipes and talents shared among the close-knit community. While in Slater, she was involved with the local Methodist Church, an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a life-time member and former worthy matron of the Polk City Eastern Star. She never met a stranger and was always quick to provide an antidote or a coined saying that brought smiles to many. If you knew her, there are possibly a few you can quote and some you still don't understand. While time allowed, she was a diligent letter writer and made it her goal to send someone a letter everyday. She enjoyed performing and did several skits which included her imitating "Mini the Pearl" from Hee Haw, a short story about how golf was a four-letter word and so many others. When returning to Kentucky, Mrs. Poortinga was active in the community theater and was most proud of her role as one of the Baldwin sisters in the Walton's Homecoming. She was an avid baker and candy maker, and people looked forward to her Box of treats every Christmas. Mrs. Poortinga was preceded in death by her parents, a son Russell Hartley, and her brother Harry (Eva) Tingle. She is survived by her son, John (Monica) Poortinga of Hawaii, her daughter, Cindy Poortinga of Atlanta, grandchildren JoAnna (Mickey) Scott, Ashley (Ron) Lookingbill, and Theresa (Eric) Edwards. She also leaves behind cherished nieces and nephews, and great grandchildren and great nieces, and nephews. Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Tri-County Times from Feb. 9 to Feb. 11, 2021.
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