OBITUARY

Dorothy Engler Resner

September 30, 1924April 28, 2019
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Dorothy E. Resner passed away in Happy Valley, Oregon on April 28, 2019 at the age of 94.

Dorothy was born on September 30, 1924 in Gopher, South Dakota to George and Alice (Johnson) Engler. She was the third of Seven children.

In 1936, at age 12, Dorothy moved west with her family, and she attended Washougal High School.

As a young woman, she served a family as full-time caregiver to a young person with disabilities, and later attended secretarial school, worked in the shipyards during the war, and for several attorneys afterwards.

In 1949, she married Robert “Bud” Resner and they enjoyed 69 loving years together. They traveled abroad many times and traveled in their motor home all over the United States. Dorothy was passionate about family, cooking and fishing .

Dorothy was a selfless, devoted wife and mother and a fabulous cook. She thought of others before herself in all things.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert in 2018, and by four brothers and a sister.

She will be remembered by two children: Michael Resner and his wife Sue and Sandi Payne and her husband John; Brother Art Engler and his wife Gloria; and by four grandchildren , Jacob McLaughlin, Traci Rice, Matthew Resner and Marisa Resner; and by five great-grandchildren, Josie and Lance McLaughlin, Makaley Dryden, and Kalli and Abel Rice.

Visitation from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm will precede a committal service at Willamette National Cemetery at 1 pm on Friday, June 7, 2019. Guests are requested to gather at Lincoln Memorial no later than 12:30 pm so as to be led in procession in a timely manner into the cemetery. All will then be welcome back at the funeral home for a celebration of life from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Seasons Hospice, 6500 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 160, Portland, OR 97239

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Reception to Follow Committal Service Friday, June 7, 2019

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Janice Spears

May 10, 2019

So many good memories about Dorothy. Dorothy helped me in many ways. Her and Bud opened their home to me and treated me like a daughter.
I will never forget her support during the most difficult point in my life. Her support was unwavering and loving, and without her I am not sure I would have gotten through this point of my life. (And Bud was right there too). I will always remember her laugh and her smile and her wonderful cooking, especially those oatmeal cookies I would sneak out of the cookie jar. I am sure she knew I ate most of them!! God Bless you Dorothy, you were a good woman, person, wife and mother. You are with Bud now and that makes things right! Love You. Janice

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