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Obituary: Dorothy 'Dot' Dow, 94


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Dorothy 'Dot' Dow

Dorothy 'Dot' Dow, 94, passed away on July 13, 2016.

She was born in Wilton, Maine, July 8, 1922, the youngest of three children.

She graduated from Wilton Academy and attended secretarial school before WWII. She married Levi S. Dow, Jr., on December 22, 1946.

After having four children, she trained at Fort Kent Normal School, a teacher's college in Fort Kent, Maine, and began her teaching career in Allagash, Maine in the mid 1950s, eventually obtaining a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Maine. After joining the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1958, she moved with her family to Brigham City, Utah where she continued her teaching career at Intermountain Indian School.

In 1961, the family transferred to Wrangell Institute, Wrangell, Alaska, where Dorothy and husband Levi, continued their teaching careers. During their tenure at Wrangell Institute they had the opportunity to team teach math in the same classroom and developed an individualized math program recognized and awarded by their superiors in the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Upon the closing of Wrangell Institute, they transferred to Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, Alaska, until their retirement in 1980.

After retirement, Dorothy and her husband moved to Panama City, Florida where she remained until his death in 1995. She then moved to Brunswick, Georgia for a time before entering as assisted living facility in Lady Lake, Florida in 2012.

She is survived by her four children; Dorothy Schiefer of The Villages, Florida, Nancy Hottinger of Sydney, Australia, Levi Dow III of Wrangell, Alaska, and James Dow of Bonny Lake, Washington; eight grandsons and eight great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was buried in a private graveside service alongside her husband in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Panama City, Florida.


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