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Dorothy Meade Nordhill

Dorothy Meade Nordhill, 97, of Black Butte Ranch died September 23. “Dee” was born to Murray and Dorothy Meade in Norwalk, California, and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon. She received her bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University in 1946, and went to work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In November 1952, she married Daniel W. Nordhill and raised three children, Karen, Dan, and Kevin, in Portland. In 1985, Dee and Dan moved to the place she loved most, Black Butte Ranch, where she lived a long and blessed life.

She is survived by her three children, six grandchildren (Nicole, Gar, Erin, Alison, Chris, and Mike); four great grandchildren (Gabby, Gigi, Hadley, and Emmett); her brother Murray; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was an avid golfer and an exceptional bridge player, doing both well into her 90s.

She attributed her long and healthy life to raking pine needles year around. She was a consummate hostess, and loved making milkshakes for children and baking her famous homemade pizzas. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 4, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Sisters. In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to the St. Edward’s Catholic Church P.O. Box 489 Sisters, OR 97759.


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