Berger Memorial Chapel

9430 Olive Blvd, St Louis, MO


Dorothy Bitker Gould

December 22, 1921June 12, 2019

Beloved wife of the late Courtney A. Gould; dear mother and mother-in-law of Terry A. Gould (Mary Ellen) of Paradise Valley, AZ and James C. Gould (Susan) of Lac du Flambeau, WI; dear grandmother of Kristine A. Gould Hale (Michael), Bradford A. Gould (Beth) and the late James Colford Gould; dear great-grandmother of Miriam Hale, Bradford Gould Jr. and Abby Gould; sister of the late Clifford Bitker; dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Dorothy, daughter of the late AJ and the late Stella Bitker, was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI and lived there until marrying Courtney in 1941. She was an avid and skilled golfer and served as president of the St. Louis Women’s Golf Association. Dorothy also served on the board of directors for the Missouri State Women’s Golf Association and the Missouri State Senior Women’s Golf Association. In 2000, she was honored by the St. Louis Women’s District Golf Association as the first past president with 50 years of active membership. The association established the Gould Trophy in her honor, which is awarded during the Tournament of a Lifetime. Dorothy was a member of Triple A Golf Club, Meadowbrook Country Club and Westwood Country Club. She was very philanthropic with many charitable organizations, including Jewish Hospital, St Louis Children’s Hospital and The Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA.

Funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 16 in the Mausoleum at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois, Affton, MO 63123. Visitation begins at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dorothy’s memory preferred to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation, 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Ste. 160, St. Louis, MO 63110 or to the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 16, 2019
  • Reception Sunday, June 16, 2019


Dorothy Bitker Gould

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Marsha Rheinnecker

June 20, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I knew her from St. Louis Women’s District Golf Association. She was a wonderful source of information and support as I served on the board through the office of President of STLWDGA. She will be missed.

I am so sad that we missed her services. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.