Dorothy Pauline Harbison (Troxell)
With great sadness, the children of Dorothy Harbison announce the death of their mother on Saturday, March 25th. She died at her home in Yuma, Arizona where she has lived since June 2005.
Dottie was born in Iowa on June 8, 1924 and moved to Oregon around 1926. She graduated from Medford High School in 1942 attending Southern Oregon College in Ashland, where she met David L. Harbison. They were married on December 31, 1945 and moved to Eagle Point in the early 1950's. Dottie was active with many organizations, including the Boy and Girl Scouts, 4H, and Job's Daughters. An avid genealogist, she was instrumental in organizing the Balders(t)on(e) International Reunion Association in 1988 and was the Association's first President. In addition to selling Fuller Brush and World Book Encyclopedias, she wrote for the Mail Tribune starting in 1959 covering Eagle Point city news and school and club activities. In 1969 she began working at Sears where she retired in January of 1991.
Dorothy is survived by her sisters Arlene Goble of Central Point and Frances Gundry of Beaverton, and her children Arthur of Shady Cove; Wayne and his wife Carolyn of Stevenson, Calif.; Harold and his wife Patricia of Prospect; Tanya Shively and her husband Stan of Corvallis; and Paul and his wife Melissa of Chico, Calif.. She has 15 grandchildren (and their spouses) and 18 great-grandchildren. She was active in the Nazarene Churches in Medford and in Yuma. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to your favorite charity or the Church of the Nazarene.