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Dottie Jean Breese

Dottie Breese
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Created on Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:42 Central Oregonian

Dottie Jean Breese, 79, of Prineville, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at her home.

Funeral services will be held on Friday Aug. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Prineville Community Church. Pastor Chris Cookston will officiate. Private graveside services will precede at Juniper Haven Cemetery.

Dottie was born the daughter of Lloyd and Genevieve (Johnston) Walker on Dec. 18,1934, in St. Francis, Kan. She moved to Prineville when she was 5 years old. She attended schools in Prineville and was a 1953 graduate of Crook County High School.

On Aug.11, 1956 in Prineville she married Richard Wayne Breese. She worked for over 29 years for the State of Oregon at the Prineville office of Adult and Family Services. She retired in the late 1990s. She was an active member of the Prineville Community Church where she taught Sunday school and enjoyed being part of the kitchen ministry. She was a volunteer at the Crook County Library for many years and just recently retired. She loved reading and enjoyed gardening and raising flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband in Sept. of 2009, her parents and one granddaughter.

She is survived by her sons; Wayne and his wife Donna of Prineville, Jeff and his wife Shimry of Bend; one brother, Jim Walker of Prineville; one grandson, and four great grandchildren.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Prineville Community Church, or to the Crook County Library in care Whispering Pines Funeral Home 185 N.E.4th St. Prineville, OR 97754.