Dorothy Hamilton LiaBraaten
LiaBraaten Dorothy Hamilton of Naselle, WA formerly Hibbing, MN. Born August 15, 1915. Died September 20, 2002 in Seaside, OR. Dorothy married Ordemann LiaBraaten July 19, 1936 in Hibbing, MN. He died in 1950. The couple lived in a tent when they were first married. She drove a dump truck during the summer months of the Depression. Winter months she hauled lumber over the frozen lakes. She earn a BA in sociology from the University of Minnesota, graduating with honors in 1953. After graduation she worked for the Min- neapolis Police Dept. She was the first woman detective sergeant. She retired in 1976. Dorothy collected Depression glass for fifty years, both clear and opalescent. She also collected tea cups, commemorative spoons, teaspoons, cut and pressed glass and antique hat pins. Dorothy enjoyed genealogy, knitting and crocheting afghans. She also enjoyed refinishing furniture, she was an expert caner of chairs. She was a seamstress, enjoyed crosswords and was an avid Scrabble player. Dorothy was active in Hospice and a volunteer for Our Lady of Good Counsel Cancer Home for 20+ years. After she moved to Naselle she continued to help neighbors, driving them to appointments and the store. Survived by sons, Robert of Naselle, WA and James (Geri and Robby) of Califon, NJ; daughter, Geraldine of Saucelito, CA; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, father, mother and four brothers. No services will be held. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Good Counsel Cancer Home, 2076 St Anthony Ave, St Paul MN 55104. Hughes-Ransom Mortuary 503-325-2535
Published on October 1, 2002
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