Dot Kimball WW II

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Dorothy Q. Kimball
Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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HOPE (July 20): Dorothy Quincy Kimball, 86, of Hope died peacefully July 18, 2009, at Windward Gardens in Camden.

Born on Aug. 13, 1922, in Hope, she was the daughter of Fred B. and Barbara (Porter) Kimball. She was a 1939 graduate of Rockport High School. During World War II, Dorothy served her country. She joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1943 and was stationed in Oahu, Hawaii. After the war and her discharge, she studied accounting on the G.I. Bill. She accepted an accounting position with the U.S. Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pa., where she worked for 30 years. When she retired, Dorothy returned to her family home in Hope where she enjoyed her retirement years.

Dorothy was an energetic outdoors person, enjoying her flower and vegetable gardens and maintaining her yard. She was an active member of the Hope Historical Society, the R.F.D. Club, Camden Senior Citizens and the Mid-Coast Ladies Club (Hope Extension Homemakers). She was also a member of the Waves National Association and the American Legion.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Howard C.T. Kimball and Fred B. Kimball Jr.; and her dear friend, Sylvia Hoffman.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Gladys Kimball of Camden; two nephews, Robert Kimball of Lasell Island and Elray Kimball and his wife, Kimberly, of Hope; two nieces, Diane Kimball and her partner, Bruce Steele, of Camden and Nancy Lee Pease and her husband, Dwayne, of Rockland; and several great-nephews, great-nieces and cousins.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, July 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St. in Camden. The funeral will be held Wednesday, July 22 at 11 a.m. at the Hope Community Bible Church. The Rev. Mark Stockwell will officiate. A reception will be held following the service at the Hope Historical Society. Burial will be in the Upper Cemetery in Lincolnville.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hope Historical Society, 497 Camden Road, Hope, ME 04847.

 

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