Dorothea Ford Heiner Whipple, 94, passed away July 3, 2001 in Henderson, NV.
Dorothea was born in Centerville, UT February 7, 1907 to Albert and Alice Ford. She attended Davis County High School and Brigham Young Academy. Later she received her Bachelor's of Science degree from Logan State University in elementary education. Dorothea taught school for 27 years in the Ogden and Roy school systems. Her passion for teaching and the satisfaction she received from her student's eagerness to learn led to a very rewarding career.
Dorothea married Orson Heiner in 1928 in the Salt Lake Temple. Following Orson's death in 1934, Dorothea married Columbus Whipple in 1941 blending her family, his family and eventually starting theirs. After their retirement, they enjoyed traveling. She was very proud of the fact that she had driven in all 50 states. Columbus passed away in 1990.
She held many positions in the LDS Church and was a visiting teacher in the Lakeview LDS Ward. When the Ogden Temple opened, Dorothea and Columbus were one of the first to be called as ordinance workers and served in this capacity for several years.
She loved visiting all her children and their families and making chocolate chip cookies for all to enjoy. Anyone who had the pleasure of dining in her home remembers her rolls and lemon meringue pies. She enjoyed crocheting and making baby quilts for all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She moved to Henderson, NV five years ago to live with her daughter, JoAnn and her husband, Sid Morris. As avid Utah Jazz fans, the three of them thoroughly enjoyed the basketball games together.
Two sisters, Louise Stoker and Nola Hardy; one brother, Keith Ford and daughter, Gene Tomson, preceded her in death. She is survived by Warner and Tokuko Whipple, Oceanside, CA, LaMar and Myrna Heiner, Sun Valley, ID, JoAnn and Sidney Morris, Hender-son, NV, Ecco and Donald Stambaugh, Carlsbad, CA, Stephen and Diane Whipple, Hooper, UT; 15 grandchil-dren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 7, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Lakeview Ward Chapel, 2000 West 4900 South, Roy, UT. Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Myers Mortuary in Roy, 5865 South 1900 West also Saturday at the Ward Chapel, from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment, Farmington City Cemetery.
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