Dorothy Sue Kotula, a longtime Frances resident died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Sharon Care Center in Centralia, Washington. Dorothy was born June 4, 1930 in Chillicothe, Missouri to Gordon and Sadie (Runyon) Gilbert. In 1949 Dorothy graduated from Hoquiam High School and later that year married Martcil E. Kotula in Hoquiam August 13, 1949. She worked for the Seahurst Clinic as a doctorâ€™s assistant for 8 years and as a bookkeeper at Coast Oyster. She enjoyed spending her free time gardening, snow skiing, sailing, hiking, traveling and doing church activities. She was a member of the Holy Family Alter Society and choir. Dorothy was also a member of the Boeing Ski Club and she enjoyed volunteering at the Pe Ell Food Bank. She is survived by a son Peter R. Kotula of Raymond; two daughters, Jane E. Galloway of Vancouver, Jil M. Muller of Pe Ell, and her sister Ann Hazelquist of Olympia. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Martcil E. Kotula in 2013, an infant daughter, a son Martcil C. Kotula, and a daughter Dixie S. Kotula. Dorothy was also preceded in death by three brothers; Donald, Robert, and Richard Gilbert, and her sister Dixie Gilbert. Rosary services will be held at 10:00 a.m. with Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at the Holy Family Catholic Church and Cemetery in Frances next to her husband, Marty. A gathering will be held at the Swiss Park in Frances following services. Memorial donations may be made in Dorothyâ€™s memory to the Holy Family Catholic Church at P.O. Box 235, Pe Ell, WA 98572. Arrangements were in care of Stollerâ€™s Mortuary in Raymond.
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