Dorothy Stewart, 93, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2010, in her foster home in Ashland. She was born in Chicago on February 10, 1917, to Helen Dobson Denniston and Rollin Henry Denniston.
She moved from Savannah to Ashland in 2000 to live in Mountain Meadows. She was a flutist and enjoyed the multiple opportunities to enjoy classical music in the Rogue Valley, the Rogue Valley Symphony, chamber music concerts, the Jefferson Baroque Orchestra and the Youth Symphony. She always had a book in her purse to read. She loved swimming, boats, gardening, and water color painting. She enjoyed traveling with her late husband, Archibald K. Stewart. She took up his sport of golf.
Her chief joy was always children, her own and working with them professionally. She earned her masters degree in psychology in 1952. She worked with the developmentally disabled in Gainesville, Florida, and later at the Nolachuckey-Holston Area Mental Health Clinic in Greenville, Tennessee.
She is survived by her six children: Sandra Dixon, of Ashland, Kenneth R. Dixon, of Graford, Texas, Frederik S. Olsen, of Denver, Colorado, John S. Dixon, of Kensington, Maryland, Lawrence G. Dixon, of Savannah, Georgia, and Carolie Dixon of Monterey, California. She has four grandchildren: David R. Silverman, Kate Munden-Dixon, Adrianne Munden-Dixon, and Beth Dixon.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. There will be no local funeral or memorial services. Please send any tributes to Wildlife Images or the Jefferson Baroque Orchestra.
The family is grateful for the excellent care she received at Linda Vista Care Center and her wonderful foster home.
Arrangements: Litwiller Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Oregon.