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Dorothy Viola Gudmundson[1]

Female 1925 - 2014  (88 years)


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  • Name Dorothy Viola Gudmundson 
    Born 16 Jul 1925  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Mar 2014  Sparks, Washoe, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Dorothy Viola Nordness died peacefully in her home in Sparks, Nev., on March 15, 2014, at the age of 88. Her life was an inspiration to those of us who knew and loved her. She was a child of the Great Depression, she was a young adult and wife during World War II, she was a wonderful mother of three, she was creative in many areas of her life and lived with an artist's heart. She held the lives of our ancestors in the thousands of pages in her genealogy files, was the ideal wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. Dorothy graduated from Decorah High School in May of 1943 in Decorah, Iowa, and married in July of 1943 in Las Vegas, Nev. She and her family moved to California from Chicago in 1948 and she worked for Englander Mattress Company. They lived in Gardena and raised her family there until their retirement in 1982. They moved to Klamath Falls, Ore., where they spent 20 years in their dream home on top of a mountain before moving to Sparks. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, three grandchildren along with three great-grandchildren. Her husband, Art, her two sons, Danny and Donny, and one grandson, Marc, predeceased her in death. The funeral services and internment were held at Westminster Cemetery Memorial Park on March 25.

      1930 US Census, Minnesota, Houston, Black Hammer, Dorothy V. Gudmunson, age 4-8/12, living with grandparents Julius and Bena Skange

      Dorothy V Nordness
      106 East Victorian Ave 27
      Sparks
      Nevada
      89431
      775-358-4814

      Dorothy V Nordness
      81
      Rr 2 230
      Bonanza
      Oregon
      97623
      541-545-6165 [3, 5, 6]
    Person ID I4854  Mindrum
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2014 

    Family Arthur Lewellyn Nordness,   b. 12 Sep 1922, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 2004, Sparks, Washoe, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Jul 1943  Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Donny Orval Nordness,   b. 11 Sep 1944,   d. 26 Jan 2012  (Age 67 years)
     2. Danny A. Nordness,   b. 11 Sep 1944, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1966, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     3. Living
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F3404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Overland Family History, Audrey Overland, Lorna Anderson, 1986.

    2. [S8212] United States Obituary Collection, www.ancestry.com.

    3. [S8211] Dorothy Viola Nordness obituary, www.findagrave.com.

    4. [S6231] www.findagrave.com.

    5. [S672] 1930 US Census, Minnesota, Houston, Black Hammer, District 1.

    6. [S347] US Public Records Index, www.ancestry.com.