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Dorothy W. Bishop

Published on November 9, 2017 1:30PM

Dorothy Wayne Bishop

Dorothy Wayne Bishop


Dorothy Wayne Bishop, formerly of Turner, died Friday, Nov. 3, in Prairie City, with her family at her side. A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Jefferson United Methodist Church in Jefferson, followed by a graveside service at the Jefferson Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

Bishop was born prematurely Oct. 7, 1928, in Antlers, Oklahoma, to Chester and Flossie Carter. She came to Oregon in 1947. She married Joe Bishop June 27, 1948, in Albany. After marriage, she was happy being a housewife and raising children. She lived in Prairie City the last 12 years with her daughter Joanna and son-in-law Jim.

The couple had three children, Joanna White, Otis Bishop (deceased) and Wayland Bishop (deceased), and grandson Curtis Bishop, who was raised as their son. She had seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren whom she loved deeply.

Bishop had many talents and loved sewing, crafting, gardening, canning fruits and vegetables, managing a walnut orchard, setting up camps for her fishing and hunting family and teaching Sunday school.

She loved her church. Her biggest gift was loving people. She always had open arms and an open door. She could whip up a meal for company anytime without notice.

Proverbs 31:28 befits her: “Her children raise up and call her blessed; her husband also and he praises her.”

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.

To leave a condolence for the family, visit driskillmemorialchapel.com.



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