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Dorothy "Dot" J. Wright (Barnes)

March 27, 1921 - July 15, 2010

Memorial service will be at 11:00 am Monday, July 19, at Sweet Home Christian Church.

Memorial contributions in her name can be made to Safe Haven Humane Society or the charity of your choice.

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Dorothy J. “Dot” Wright, 89, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday. She was born in Clatskanie, Oregon to Fred and Emma (Blackford) Barnes.

She moved with her family to Portland where she started high school. Then she moved to Sweet Home in her junior year and graduated with the class of 1938.

On June 13, 1941, she married E.L. “Doc” Wright, a Sweet Home native. They moved to Newport, Oregon and had two children there. They then moved to the Keizer area, north of Salem, where Dorothy lived until the death of her husband, Doc, in 1978. In 1980, she relocated to Sweet Home, where she resided until her passing.

Dorothy was a full-time mother. She worked for several restaurants in the Salem area and at Motor Vehicles in Salem. She aslo operated “Dots Dog Shop” in Sweet Home for 15 years.

Dot was a professional quality knitter. She participated fully in the outdoor activities of her family. She loved people and her animals. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother to two grandsons and two granddaughters. She also had six great grandchildren.

Dot is survived by: her sons, Bert (Jan) Wright of Sweet Home and Larry (Kay) Wright of Milton Free Water; grandsons, Shane and Justin Wright; granddaughters, Kelley Borresen and Heather Danielson; great grandchildren, Jordan, Cody and Trevor Danielson, Colby Borresen, and Bowdie and Patton Wright; and sister-in-law, Alice Barnes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.L. “Doc” Wright, and brother, Ron Barnes.

Memorial service will be at 11:00 am Monday, July 19, at Sweet Home Christian Church.

Memorial contributions in her name can be made to Safe Haven Humane Society or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.