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August 19, 1925 - March 19, 2007
Dorothy May Currie, the daughter of Ray and Alma (VanLeuven) Moore was born August 19, 1925 in rural Tarkio, Missouri. Dorothy graduated from Tarkio High School and attended two years at Tarkio College. She then moved to California to work toward the war effort during World War II.
On February 11, 1947, Dorothy was united in marriage to John Edward Currie at the United Presbyterian Church in Tarkio. They soon after moved to John’s grandfather’s family farm, Northwest of Tarkio where they raised their family and farmed as a family. They were also avid antique buffs and enjoyed traveling. Dorothy lived on the farm to the present time. John passed away in 1999.
Dorothy was a wonderful mother, grandmother and generous lady who enjoyed spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s activities. She was a faithful and dedicated member of the Tarkio First Christian Church. She had served as a Sunday School Teacher and was a member of the Christians Women’s Fellowship. She was also a former Girl Scout leader, mentor and volunteer in the Tarkio Elementary School. Following John’s death she enjoyed traveling on bus tours with the Neihart Family Travel Tours, literally seeing a large part of the country on these “Adventures and Mystery Trips”. Dorothy and her beloved dog, Little Bit, also enjoyed taking friends on sight seeing excursions. She enjoyed to continue to care for her peacocks that lived on the farm. As Dorothy became ill she had made it clear to her family and Pastor Dave, that she was looking forward to her “going home” to be with the Lord and reunited with John. Dorothy passed away March 19, 2007 at Community Hospital, Fairfax, Missouri at the age of 81 years.
Survivors include one son Robert Ray Currie and Shannon, one daughter and her husband Patricia and Dean Rolofson, all of Tarkio; three grandchildren, John Robert Currie, Tyler Rolofson and Heather Thonston; one great-grandson Wyatt Currie; one niece, Donna Payne, Tarkio and one cousin and his wife Bob and Betty VanLeuven, Tarkio.
Besides her parents and husband, John, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Fox and Marjorie Howell.
Services: Friday, March 23, 2007 at 10:00 am, First Christian Church, Tarkio.
Burial: Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Visitation: Thursday, March 22, 2007, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.
Memorials: First Christian Church, Tarkio, Missouri.