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Dorothy L. Sandhop

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Dorothy L. Sandhop

November 3, 1925 ~ February 26, 2014

Dorothy L. Sandhop passed away February 26, 2014, in her sleep, after a short illness. Dorothy was born November 3, 1925, in Great Falls, MT. Dorothy was the fourth of four children born to Arthur and Beth LaSalle, who lived in Great Falls and then later Lewistown, MT. She was Valedictorian of her senior class at St. Leo’s High School in Lewistown, MT in 1943. After graduating from Western Union Telegraph School in 1944, she had worked for Western Union in Bozeman and Camp Adair in the ending years of World War II, prior to coming to Wenatchee. She moved to the Wenatchee Valley at the convincing of her cousin, Louise (Flynn) Kirschner. It was in Wenatchee where she met her lifelong partner, Ken Sandhop, a soldier on leave from the Army visiting family in the Valley. She married Kenneth Sandhop in Lewistown, MT on January 15, 1947. After the War, they resided in Wenatchee, raising five boys, who all attended St. Joseph Catholic School and Wenatchee High School. She was a mother and homemaker first to the five boys; then in her later years, retired as the bookkeeper for Abby’s Pizza. She was a member of St. Joseph’s and later, Holy Apostles Catholic Church, supporting parish and school as a volunteer and was active in Catholic Daughters. She enjoyed knitting hats in her weekly club in her neighborhood at Meadowridge.

She is survived by her five children, Ronald (Jane) of Midwest City, OK, Carl (Cindy) of East Wenatchee, Philip (Anne) of Wenatchee, WA, Devin (Chris) of Kent, WA, and Loren (Dawn) of Moses Lake, WA. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Patrick Sandhop, Mary (Mark) Wells, Monica (James) Ferris, all of Midwest City, Eric Sandhop of Oklahoma City, OK, Zach (Bella) Troxler of Marysville, WA, and Kendall and Avery Sandhop, both of Moses Lake, WA; as well as seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her parents, Arthur and Elizabeth LaSalle; and her three siblings, Conrad LaSalle, Marie Cox and Walter LaSalle.

The Holy Rosary will be said Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, 302 Ninth Street, Wenatchee. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 3, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 1315 - 8th Street NE, East Wenatchee. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at Arrangements are by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.

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