Dorothy Evelyn Whitney

Oscoda, Michigan
September 18, 1939 - January 21, 2019

Services

Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and her family will celebrate her life through a memorial service at a later date to be announced.

Obituary Notice

Dorothy Evelyn Whitney, of Oscoda, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Covenant Healthcare Hospital in Saginaw, age 79 years. Dorothy was born to Carl and Estelle Prince on September 18, 1939. She graduated from Milford High School with the class of 1960 and soon after, married her husband and best friend, Ray Whitney, on August 19, 1961 in White Lake Township Dorothy was a loving and hardworking wife and mother. Throughout her working years, Dorothy stayed at home to raise her 5 children and maintain household duties. She also was employed through the County of Oakland as a licensed babysitter for a number of years. After her children grew older, Dorothy went to work in the industrial factory setting, and then later became employed with Burger King. Dorothy will always be remembered for her love of the outdoors, especially spending time in her garden, watching the beautiful hummingbirds, and taking long walks along the beaches of Lake Huron. Dorothy had a witty sense of humor and a charm that would allow her to be the life of any party! She was an animal lover, especially to her cats. Above all, Dorothy absolutely adored and cherished her grandchildren and would always look forward to spending time with them! She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Dorothy is survived by her 5 beloved children, Lisa Jones of Ludington, Tammy Whitney of Twin Lakes, Michael Whitney of Everett, Washington, Angela Whitney (Steven Higgins) of East Tawas, and Charles "Chuck" Whitney of Oak Harbor, Washington; 6 grandchildren, Roy Sr., Eric, Vicki, Holly, Adrienne, and Jessica; 11 great grandchildren, Roy Jr, Landon, Logan, Arianna, Peyton, Nevaeh, Broly, Desman, Jon, Serenity, and Tristan; and 1 expected great granddaughter soon to arrive, Brooklyn; 2 brothers, Calvin (Shirley) Prince, and Alvin (Carol) Prince; 4 sisters, Caroline Burgess, Lory (Dick) Moot, Roxanne (Robert) Gant, and Corliss Alderson; 1 sister-in-law, Joann Prince; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Whitney in June of 2001, 2 sisters, Helen Brast, and Kathy Evans; and 2 brothers, Melvin and Calbert Prince. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and her family will celebrate her life through a memorial service at a later date to be announced. Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial donation are encouraged to consider giving to either the American Cancer Society or to the American Diabetes Association in Dorothy's name. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial donation are encouraged to consider giving to either the American Cancer Society or to the American Diabetes Association in Dorothy's name.

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