Valhalla Funeral Home & Valhalla Memory Gardens

698 Winchester RD NE, Huntsville, AL


Dorothy Jean Ralph

July 14, 1921January 13, 2020

Dorothy Jean Ralph, age 98, of Huntsville, Alabama passed away on Monday January 13, 2020, in Nashville, TN. Dorothy was born July 14, 1921, in Hancock, Michigan, to Myrtle Hawken and Ernest Hawken.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A Ralph; and her sister Bernice Hawken. Dorothy is survived by; daughters; Kathleen Fears & children (Amy, Patrick, and Amanda), Huntsville, AL; Mary McNeal & children (Kim and Kristin), Alexandria, VA; Michele Potter and daughter (Lauren), Nashville, TN; and her sister, Bette Lozano, of Milwaukee, WI. She leaves behind several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.

A visitation for Dorothy will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Valhalla Funeral Home. A celebration of life will occur Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM, at the funeral home with Danny Gibson officiating, entombment to follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.valhallafunerals.com for the Ralph family.


  • Kathleen Fears, Daughter
  • Mary McNeal, Daughter
  • Michele Potter, Daughter
  • Frank A Ralph, Husband (deceased)
  • Ernest Hawken, Father (deceased)
  • Myrtle Hawken, Mother (deceased)


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020


Dorothy Jean Ralph

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Donna Fleming

January 15, 2020

I had many , many wonderful conversations with this woman! She was funny, smart and kind and I loved her dearly she will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for wonderful years of memories Dorothy!❤️

Lauren Smith

January 14, 2020

You were the best grandmother and great-grandmother to Landon. You were my North Star, my safe place, my loudest cheerleader, and I don’t know what I will do with you gone.

Thank you for the laughter, love, patience, and wisdom throughout the years. Thank you for the hugs, the kisses, and the never ending belief in me that I could change the world. I will love you forever, and a piece of you will always be close to my heart.