Dorothy Medeiros Schorzman

May 21, 1921August 17, 2018

Dorothy M. Schorzman of Odessa, WA died peacefully August 17, 2018 at the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center. She was born May 21, 1921 to Joseph and Maria Medeiros in Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii.

Dorothy was proceeded in death by her first husband William K. Waialeale II, her second husband Arthur Schorzman and one son Curt A. Schorzman. Six older brothers Joseph, John, Lawrence, Gabriel, Bento & Augustine one older sister Maria and one younger sister Juliet. They were all raised and baptized into the Catholic faith.

Dorothy is survived by two sons Alan Lani Schorzman and his wife Mary of Marlin, WA and William K. Sonny Waialeale III of Kauai, Hawaii; her grandchildren Brian Schorzman, Deanna Lobe, Lindsay & Ryan Brown, Troy Waialeale, Jade Battad, Dane Waialale and Cory Waialeale and her great grandchildren Lane Lobe, Kaedin Schorzman and Ryley Brown and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy truly loved her family, the meticulous beauty of her yard, cooking, sewing, knitting, porcelain art work, travels to every state, cruises and winters spent in Hawaii, Florida and California.

In her later years she took upon a deeper devotion of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Graveside Services will be held at the Odessa Cemetery on August 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM Pastor Dirk Jensen Officiating. Memorials may be made to the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Foundation.

Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is caring for the family.


  • Graveside Service Friday, August 24, 2018

Dorothy Medeiros Schorzman

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Jessica Medeiros

August 23, 2018

Also, on behalf of my late Father, Joseph Leo Medeiros, who stayed with his Aunt Dot, while attending school, I'm sure he has fond memories of that time in his life, and Aunt Dot cared a lot about him, even came to visit him shortly before his passing in 1978.

Jessica Medeiros

August 23, 2018

My last memory of Dot, was about 2002 when I was on the at went to Kauai for a short vacation, and I was at Aunt Marie and Aunt Julie's home, and she was there to help out. We shared a dinner together at the house.

Stan & Pat Meise

August 22, 2018

When our Aunt Sharlene & Uncle Bill lived in Odessa across the street from Dorothy, she would always come over when we visited. She would bring her homemade peach kuchen over that was absolutely delicious. She was the sweetest lady & we know she is making kuchen in Heaven!