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Dorothy Jean Garrett (Taylor) Dunithan

Dorothy Jean Garrett (Taylor) Dunithan
  • March 3, 1947 - October 21, 2018
  • Augusta, Michigan
  • West Michigan Cancer Center
    200 North Park Street
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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“Jean, Megan, Marissa and Ashley. I am so sorry to learn of your Mom/Grandmother's passing. You are in my prayers during this difficult time. Hugs to...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Philpot - Tawas City, MI

“The Coville family sends its heartfelt condolences along with thoughts and prayers to the Dunithan family. I didn't know Dorothy personally, but I...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Ray Coville - Galesburg, MI

“You will truly be missed..Con to your family No one to call me pollywog ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Sharon Cuchinski - Augusta, MI

“Rick-TommyD-DebI'm sorry to hear of the passing of Dorothy. What a very kind lady.Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.Lollie and...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Lollie and Bruce Birdsong - MI

“Steve and I were saddened by the loss of Dorothy. What a wonderful and caring lady. Always had a smile waiting for you. We had many good times over...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Wendeva Allen - Kalamazoo, MI

“My thoughts and prayers to the Dunithan family. Ann and I are very sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Ronn Barker - Augusta - Friend

“My deepest sympathy to you and your family. She was a remarkable woman.Marilyn (sissy) McKenzie ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Marilyn McKenzie

“Uncle Rick, Jeannie, Debbie and Tommy, My heart breaks for all of you. I pray that your memories bring a smile to your face, healing comfort and...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Brenda Griffin - Tucson, AZ

“Eric & Deb & Family,Please know that your FOP brothers & sisters feel the pain of your loss of such a wonderful woman. Dorothy was such a sweetheart...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: John R Cross - Kalamazoo, MI

“Rick Tom and family, I am so sorry to here of Dorothy's passing.God Bless ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: John Roelof - Galesburg, MI

“DOROTHY WAS A VERY KIND LADY, SHE CAME INTO DAN DO'S AND THAT IS HOW JANET MET DOROTHY. WHAT A BIG HEART SHE HAD, SHE WILL BE MISSED !WISHING THE...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: GARY WHITE - Battle Creek, MI

“A beautiful and kind Lady that I will never forget. Very sad. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Lee - Warwick, RI - Family

“So long good friend may you rest in peace ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Mary (Hilton) Hull - Battle Creek, MI

“Rest In Peace my friend ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Sherry Fry - Augusta, MI - Friend


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Dorothy Jean Garrett (Taylor) Dunithan of Augusta, MI

Dorothy, age 71, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, October 21, 2018 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI with her loving family at her side.

Dorothy, the daughter of Mervin Garrett and Georgia (Mensch) Taylor, was born in Battle Creek, MI on March 3, 1947 and was raised and lived her whole life in Augusta.

She was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Nana, Great Nana and a dear friend to many. She will always have a place in our Hearts.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Rick (Eric) T. Dunithan in Augusta on April 4, 1964. Surviving is her husband of 54 years, Rick; two daughters, Jean Marie Kreiner of Elkhart, IN and Deborah Sue (Mark) Makowski of Augusta; her son, Thomas Wayne (Dawn) Dunithan of Galesburg; ten precious grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren ; four sisters, Karen Hite of Galesburg, Sue Holcomb of CT, Joy (Bill) Whipple and Gaynell Lantis, both of Augusta and her brother, Jack (Ida) Taylor of Galesburg. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Frankie Lantis and three brothers, David, Wayne and Ray Taylor.

Dorothy's family will greet friends on Tuesday, October 23rd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Augusta Chapel, 307 N. Webster Street. The Funeral Service to celebrate Dorothy's life will be held on Wednesday, October 24th at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Roseann Makowski, officiating. Interment will follow in Augusta Cemetery. Family and friends will continue Dorothy's lie celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon immediately following the committal service at the Custer V.F.W. Post # 7956, 13540 West M-96. Memorial contributions in Dorothy's honor may be directed to the West Michigan Cancer Center, 200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.