Dorothy Barrigar Williamson died on December 27, 2020 at the Genesis Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa. She had been in declining health since suffering a stroke at the end of September and recently contracted COVID-19.
A longtime resident of Marshalltown, Iowa, she relocated to the Quad-Cities after the 2018 tornado.
Dorothy Linnea Hanson was born in Vinton, Iowa on October 13, 1921. She met her husband, John Barrigar, while attending Iowa State Teachers College. After their 1944 marriage, they had two daughters, Barbara and Beverly. John preceded her in death in 1991. She later married Gordon Williamson of Tucson, Arizona in 1993.
Dorothy taught in the Marshalltown public school system for over 30 years. She was a 50-year active member of the TTT philanthropic sorority, a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority and Trinity Lutheran Church of Marshalltown. After retiring, she became an avid quilter.
As per Dorothy’s wishes, she will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in her name directly to Lutheran Services of Iowa, your local food pantry or your local library. She is remembered, with love, by her daughters, their families and her many friends.
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