Dorthy Jean Talbot
February 11, 1936 ~ April 16, 2014
Diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago, Dorthy Talbot never gave up. She never complained, maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook of an optimistic future - even through radiation and chemotherapy treatments, X-rays, hospitalizations and pain. On April 16, 2014, she went home to be with the Lord. Dorthy spent her 78 years on Earth living in various places. She was born in Wapato, WA to George and Madelene Davis. Dorthy was 11 when sister, Margie, joined the family. After high school, Dorthy became a beautician and married a barber, Leslie Talbot. Les joined the military and they spent many years travelling together. Along the way, daughter, Debby, joined the family. After Les retired from the military, they continued to move around the state of Washington, finally settling in Wenatchee. For many years, Dorthy served other families as a Nanny. She was a significant part in the lives of over 50 children. Not afraid of a challenge, Dorthy decided to get a degree in drug and alcohol counseling at Wenatchee Valley College while in her 60’s. It was there, that she found wonderful tools to help her overcome severe dyslexia. Filled with compassion and faith, Dorthy made friends easily and maintained contact with many. She was an active volunteer, most notably in the churches she attended and at the Performing Arts Center. A passionate singer, Dorthy enjoyed many golden years among the sisterhood of the Appleaires women’s choir. As a member of TOPS, she achieved her weight loss goal and made lifelong friends.
A very special thank you to the medical staff at Central Washington Hospital for the phenomenal care they gave Dorthy and her family during her final days.
Dorthy’s life will be celebrated Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at New Song Community Church in East Wenatchee. A Private Interment will be held later, where she will join her late husband at the Tahoma National Cemetery. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.