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Obituary: Dorothy Maxine “Dottie” Hubbard

Published on September 12, 2017 2:57PM


Dorothy Maxine “Dottie” Hubbard

Nov. 20, 1924 –– Aug. 25, 2017

Dorothy Hubbard, 92, died Aug. 25, 2017, at her home in Encinitas, Calif., with her children by her side.

Dorothy was born November 20, 1924, in Gillespie, Ill., to Charles Palmer and Myrna Cleeton Palmer. She was oldest of 11 children and raised in a small coal mining town.

At 16, she journeyed to California and settled in Long Beach. While there, she worked in a “Rosie the Riveter” job during World War II.

During this time, she met her one love, Donald Prescott Hubbard, and they married Aug. 25, 1946.

Don brought Dottie to his hometown of Encinitas where they raised six children: Donald, Diana, Susan, Sandra, Bonnie and James.

Their family blossomed into an extended family with 17 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren, along with associated spouses.

Her unconditional love, energy and unwavering faith left a strong legacy for all of her children.

In later years, Dorothy and Don had a cattle ranch in Imnaha, Ore., and lived for a season of time beside the Imnaha River surrounded by cattle and horses before returning to Encinitas.

She is survived by all of her children, grand and great-grand, including a sister Lorraine Bivin, and two brothers, Sam and Richard Palmer of Illinois.

A private family service was held.

Memorial donations may be made to Wallowa Valley Heath Care Foundation.



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