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Dorothy Irene Libby (Grove)

June 16, 1933 - November 4, 2014

Viewing is scheduled from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 11, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m., at Powell Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., at Elm Street Baptist Church, 1150 Elm Street, in Sweet Home.

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Dorothy Irene Libby, 81, of Keizer, Oregon (formely of Sweet Home), passed away in Salem November 4. She was born in Albany to Wilbur Frances and Mary Victoria (Wilkinson) Grove.

Dorothy was born in Albany, grew up in Lebanon, and graduated from Lebanon Union High School in 1951. She graduated with a diploma in Bible and an ETTA Teacher’s Diploma from Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, in June 1954. Dorothy lived in Sweet Home from Oct. 1970 to June 1981; and was a resident of the Salem/Keizer area since 2003.

Dorothy was a homemaker and Pastor’s wife. She served in various churches throughout the Willamette Valley, including: Faith Baptist Church in Wilsonville; Elm Street Baptist in Sweet Home; and Immanuel Baptist in Salem. Dorothy actively served in several of the churches, teaching Sunday School, training teachers, directing the Choir, leading Bible Studies, ministering to women, and sharing hospitality.

She is survived by: four children, along with three of their spouses, Douglas and Jeannie Libby of Jefferson, Dawnita Libby of Keizer, Philip and Sherri Libby of Winchester, Virginia, and Jill and Ryan Schiewe of Silverton; brother, Harold Grove; sisters, Mildred Johnson and Joy Robertson; twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Howard R. Libby.

Viewing is scheduled from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 11, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m., at Powell Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., at Elm Street Baptist Church, 1150 Elm Street, in Sweet Home.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.