Dorothy Darby

Dorothy Darby Photo0001Dorothy D. Darby of Moscow died Thursday morning, April 13, 2017 at Kindred Aspen Park Health Care. She was 80.

Dorothy was born January 17, 1937 in Kendrick to Arthur and Maxine Garner Foster. She grew up and attended school in Kendrick, graduating from high school there. She began working as a telephone operator in Kendrick, later transferring to Moscow. She and Wayne L. Darby were married in Coeur d’Alene on August 26, 1970. Dorothy retired from General Telephone (GTE) after 29 years with the company.

Dorothy enjoyed working crossword puzzles, taking drives in the county and was an avid reader. She was a member of the Retired Telephone Pioneers.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 47 years, Wayne, at their Moscow home, her step-children, Monica Felton of Rathdrum, ID, Mark (Linda) Darby of Troy and Marsha (Gary) Holthause of Clarkston. She also leaves 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Her brother, Gene Foster of Clarkston and sisters, Margie Alexander of Kendrick and Janice Vaughn of Eugene, OR survive as well. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Fred Foster.

At her request there will be no formal service, however memorials are suggested to the Moscow Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Fund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.  

4 Responses to Dorothy Darby

  1. Teresa K (Foster) Sorg says:

    Sorry to hear this, it’s been such along time since I have seen any of you guy’s… Sincerely Teresa K Sorg

    If there is anything I can do for you let me know..

  2. Laura Walker says:

    Wayne, thank you for loving and caring for my friend.

  3. Tom Trail says:

    Wayne and family–we were very sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. We realize that she has had serious medical challenges during the past ten years or so and Wayne has been a devoted caregiver.

    We are sending in a donation to the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department as a memorial.

    God be with you.

    Tom Trail

  4. Doug Shepherd says:

    I have known Dorothy all my life, we grew up in the Kendrick & Juliaetta area. Her brother Fred was in my HS class. We both worked for GTE, Verizon for many years. I will miss Dorothy a lot. I retired after 38 years. God Bless. Doug Shepherd

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