Dorothy Poull

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October 30,1914 to October 1, 201

 

Dorothy M. Poull, 103, of Grant’s Pass, Oregon, died Monday, October 1, 2018, at Ashley Manor in Grant’s Pass. Dorothy was born on October 30, 1914, to Edward and Ruby (Peterman) Star in Volga City, Iowa. She grew up in Volga and attended the country school in Highland Township and graduated high school in Volga in 1932. Dorothy attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, graduating in 1936. She taught school in Gaza and Greely, Iowa from 1936-39.

Dorothy was united in marriage with John Edwin (Eddie) Poull in June of 1939. During WWII they moved to Virginia, where they worked at the Norfolk Navy Yard. After the war they moved back to Elkader for a short time and then relocated to San Diego, California, where Eddie obtained a job in the aeronautics industry and Dorothy began her twenty-three year career as an elementary school teacher in 1947 for the San Diego City Schools. In the early 1970’s they moved to Grants Pass, Oregon. Dorothy enjoyed fishing with her husband and friends and traveling throughout Oregon, Washington and other neighboring states and into Canada. She also enjoyed canning all the fresh fruits and vegetables they got from various sources, including their garden, roadside stands and friends.

She attended St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was a member of the “55 Club.”
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, John Poull.

A visitation was held Tuesday, October 16, from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elkader. Mass of Christian burial will be held there Tuesday at 10:30 with Father John Haugen as the officiant. Burial will follow the Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Elkader, Iowa.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elkader, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.

 

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