Dorothy Webster, 77

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Dorothy Webster

ALASKA — Dorothy Webster of Homer, Alaska died at South Peninsula Hospital on Nov. 19, 2013 with her niece, Susannah Webster at her side.

Dotty was born on Aug. 19, 1936 in Conway, N.H. and grew up in Medfield, Mass. and East Conway, N.H. with her two sisters, Jean and Patricia, and her brother David. She graduated from Kennett High School in Conway, N.H. and earned her RN degree from Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Dartmouth, N.H.

She worked for years as a pediatric nurse both on the Hospital Ship Hope in Ecuador and the Kennedy Children’s Hospital in Boston. She also worked in hospitals in London, England and San Jose, Calif., and as a geriatric nurse in Fryeburg. She moved to Homer, Alaska in 1992 and was nursing director for the Long Term Care Unit at South Peninsula Hospital and the director of The Friendship Center at Homer Senior Citizen’s Center. In the mid-nineties, she became the owner and operator of The Bath Shop, where she became a friend and confidant to many.

She was an active member of the Pier One Theatre crew. Dotty worked tickets and concessions for years, also appearing in her brother’s show, On the Road and in Lend Me a Tenor. For a while, Dotty sang as an alto with the Seaside Singers. Throughout her life, she sewed Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, made quilts and did other crafts and sewing projects.

She was a passionate and lifelong member of the Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian Church).

Dotty loved babies, children and animals — in that order!

She is survived by a sister, Jean Briggs of Bowdowinham; a brother, David Webster of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; her niece and caregiver along with two generations of nieces and nephews, stretching from the Maine to Alaska.

No services are planned, at her request.

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