Dorothy K. Merrill
November 2, 1916 November 17, 2009 - Age 93 Dorothy K. Merrill died peacefully after a long and happy life. Born in St. Paul, Dorothy was a 40 year resident of Woodbury, most recently at Stonecrest, a Presbyterian Home in Woodbury. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Matilda Kadas; her husband Stanley Merrill; a sister Ellen McGee and a brother Charles, Jr. She is survived by her sister Della Ridley of Maine and a nephew. Dorothy will be missed by her many devoted friends. Dorothy was a baker, a master seamstress, an accomplished blackjack player and a philanthropist. She developed a special relationship with Sun Country Airlines as one if its first customers and a frequent traveler. She never flew without homemade candy for the flight crew. The outstanding care by the staffs of Stonecrest Assisted Living and HealthEast Hospice added meaning and comfort to Dorothy's last years. A memorial celebration will be held at the Stonecrest Chapel on Monday, November 23, at 1:00 p.m. Stonecrest is located at 8725 Promenade Lane; Woodbury, Minnesota. Wulff Woodbury 651-738-9615

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Published by Pioneer Press from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, 2009.
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My dear Dorothy. You are one fascinating woman. I got to know you very well, as did my co-workers at the Woodbury Walgreens. You brought smiles to all that met you. Your signature color "Red" suited you very well. That big old white Caddy, with red interior of course, got you to places in style into your 80's. Your little sweet treats that you brought to the store,yum. The way you took a plane cosmetic bag and embellished it the Dorothy way was beautiful and a gift of love. I will cherish mine, a Dorothy orignal.
Laughlin has now lost it's sparkle without you, my dear.
You will be surely missed by all who really got to know. There was only one "Dorothy" of Woodbury, and that was you.


Gone from our sight,
but never our memories.
Gone from our touch,
but never our hearts.

Barbara Duresky
November 22, 2009
Dorthy was a friend and neighbor for 10 years in Woodbury. We moved away in 1987 but kept in touch with Dorothy and saw her during visits back to Minnesota. We also met up with her in Vegas and shared some blackjack. She was a special friend and we will miss our phone calls.
Judi and Red McGarry
November 21, 2009
Dorothy always knew how to make you smile - intended or not. What I will remember is her love of sweets, but how she would always save them as to make them last longer. I also really enjoyed her stories of adventure from her trips to play in Vegas. She loved going there and getting there was just as enjoyable for her thanks to some wonderful people at Sun Country. Dorothy will be dearly missed by my family, but we are thankful for all the wonderful memories.
Alycia Nelson
November 20, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dorothy's family during these times. I remember Dorothy with my mother (Joanne Dillon) planning their Vegas Trips, my mom loved going on these trips. I even had the opportunity to play blackjack with Dorothy in Vegas years ago. Thanks for being such a wonderful friend to my mother. Rest in Peace.
Jim Dillon
November 19, 2009
Dorothy and my mother, Joanne Dillon, where friends for many years, my mother passed a few years back, but I remember Dorothy with fond memories.
John Dillon
November 19, 2009
Have many fond memories of the times my late wife and I had with Dorothy - particularly our trips to Vegas where we had actually first met even though we only lived a few blocks apart.

Would like to be able to attend the Monday memorial service but unfortunately my work commitments will prevent me from being able to do so.
Roger Dillon
November 19, 2009
Dearest Dorothy, I will miss you so...I enjoyed our little chats. I loved to make you laugh and feel so blessed that I was able to see you and talk on your last evening here. Sweet, sweet "Red" Dorothy. I feel my tears but also feel peace knowing that you will be with our Lord. I'll think of you every time I see "your" table and will always remember you.
Nancy Young
November 19, 2009
Dorthy I will miss you so much. I'm
glad I moved back to MN so we were able
to spend time together again. I'll
think of you always during a "happy
hour" haha... You were a dear friend
Ann Graham
November 19, 2009