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Spring Valley Cemetery ~ Dorothy Eva Widener ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Widener, Dorothy Eva
MAIDEN NAME: Williams AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 15 Nov 1915 DIED: 4 Sep 2005 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Pomona, Los Angeles Co., Californa
DEATH PLACE: McMinnville, Yamhill Co., Oregon

Name of father Owen Williams
Maiden name of mother Eva Poling 

1920 CA CENSUS – Dorothy E. Williams (4y, b California) enumerated with parents Owen C. (28y, b Kansas, occupation electric power company operator) and Eva I. (26y, b Kansas) and 2 brothers, Raymond O. (5y, b California) and Philip A. (2y, b California)

1930 AZ CENSUS - Dorothy Williams, age 14, b. Califronia, is enumerated with Owen C., age 38 (married at age 20), occupation salesman, b. in Kansas, and Eva I., age 38 (married at age 20), along with Raymond, age 15, b. California, and Phillip, age 12, b. California.

MARRIAGE – John P. Widener (21y, of Hot Springs co, New Mexico) and Dorothy E. Williams (18y, of Monterey Park, California) md 6 June 1934, Flagstaff, Coconino co, Arizona

1940 AZ CENSUS – Dorothy Widener (24y, b California) enumerated with husband John (27y, b Oklahoma, occupation bottler) and son Keven (5y, b Arizona); family was living in Prescott, Yavapai co, Arizona in 1935)


OSBH DC (2005 Washington co) #05-20554


Dorothy Eva Widener, 89, a former resident of The Dalles, died in McMinnville on Sept. 4, 2005.
She was born Nov. 15, 1915, in Pomona, Calif., to Owen and Eva Poling Williams.
She grew up in California, Oregon and Arizona. She married John Phillip Widener in 1934 in Arizona and they moved to The Dalles in 1948, where they lived until moving to McMinnville in 1982.
In The Dalles, she was employed at Columbia Fruit Packers for 19 years and at the hospital for several years.
She was an avid seamstress and supporter of 4-H for both her daughters and granddaughters. In McMinnville, she was an active volunteer for the Hospital Guild at the McMinnville Hospital and the Willamette Valley Medical Center for 20 years.
She enjoyed traveling, going for rides and gardening.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in McMinnville.
Survivors include a son, Keven Widener, Salem; daughter Sharon DuPuy, McMinnville; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; two brothers, Raymond O. Williams and Phillip A. Williams.
Services will be at the McMinnville United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, with Pastor Steve Ross officiating. Burial will be at a private family cemetery. 
Dalles Chronicle, The (The Dalles, Oregon) 7 Sep 2005, pg A2


Dorothy E.
1915 - [2005]
[shares marker with John]


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1920 CA CENSUS (Los Angeles co, San Jose, ED 584, sheet 4B)

1930 AZ CENSUS (Pima Co., Tuscon, ED38, sheet 32B)

Arizona Marriage Records (

1940 AZ CENSUS (Yavapai co, District 1, ED 13-12, sheet 7A)

TDC 7 Sep 2005, pg A2

ROW: II 23 B?  

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