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Dorothy “Dottie” Trindle, 83, of Haines, died Oct. 21, 2001, at her home.
A celebration of her life will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at the Haines Methodist Church. Pastor Sally Wiens will officiate. There will be a gathering of family and friends after the service at the Haines Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Mrs. Trindle was born in Kansas. The family of seven children soon moved to Oregon. Her father was a telegrapher for the railroad in the little coastal town of Moehler. She attended high school at Nehalem, where she had good memories of drama and swimming activities.
After graduation, she went to work as a legal secretary. She was employed by Sen. Charles McNary as his personal secretary and was called to Washington, D.C., to assist the senator during the time of Pearl Harbor.
It was in Washington, D.C., that she married her husband, Bill Trindle. They had met earlier in Salem.
After their marriage, they lived at North Powder from 1955 to 1960. They later moved to Haines where they have lived since.
Mrs. Trindle’s life was based on providing a loving home and constant sincerity. She had a love of the outdoors and was active in skiing, swimming, hiking, fishing and gardening. She was a member of the Haines Mutual Improvement Club and the Baker County Garden Club.
Survivors include her husband, Bill; and their six children, Bill, Mike, Ed, Tom, Alice and Pat; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and loving daughters-in-law and partners. She leaves a legacy of home, caring and unconditional love.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Haines Methodist Church through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 26, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor