ALTON — Dorothye S. Wentworth passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 19, 2017, with her loving family at her bedside, after a lengthy illness.
Dorothye was born in Smithton, Missouri, on Nov. 28, 1932, the daughter of Hilda (Young) Smith and Alvin Smith. She was raised by her grandfather, Reuben Young.
Dorothye graduated from NHTI in Concord. She retired from nursing in 1992, after working at Lakes Region General Hospital and Mease Hospital in Dunedin, Florida.
Dorothye was part owner of Alton Home and Lumber, Jesus Valley, LLC.
She received Citizen of the Year award in 2009. Dorothye had served on Alton School Board, Alton Planning Board and as Chairman of Alton Community Services, and was a 50-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is predeceased by her husband, Ralph; sons, Danny and Rene; and sister, Margaret.
She is survived by her son Reuben Wentworth and Chris Racine of the home; daughter Rebecca Wentworth of Virginia Beach, Virginia; granddaughters: Caitlin Wentworth and Ryan Hook of Fulton, Missouri, Tara Kelley of Cranston, Rhode Island, and Marissa and husband Derek Kenerson of Center Barnstead; great-grandchildren: Harley Hook of Fulton, Missouri, and Levan and Ethan Kenerson of Center Barnstead; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. at the Community Church of Alton on Church Street with the Rev. Samuel Hollo, pastor, officiating.
Urn interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Farmington.
The family suggests memorial gifts may be made to Alton Community Services, P.O. Box 43, Alton, NH 03809 or to Community Church of Alton.
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