Gross, Dorothy D.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Dorothy D. Gross, 71, of Harrison, died on June 11, 2006, after a valiant battle with cancer.

She retired from McKee Bakery. Dorothy will always be remembered for her inspirational poetry and cards.

She was born June 5, 1935 in Yankton, S.D. Dorothy grew up, married and raised her children in Norfolk, NE. She and her family moved to Chattanooga in 1973 and she became a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents William and Marie Westerman, and her precious grandchildren, Jeremy Gross and Stephanie Potts.

Dorothy is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years Richard, of Harrison; sons, Douglas (Vickie) Gross of Amarillo, TX, Rick (Marsha) Gross of Charlotte, NC; daughters, Leatha (Ron) Silvers, of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Patricia (Odis) Ledbetter, of Harrison, and Pamela Gross, of Braselton, GA; grandchildren, Jared (Catina) Gross, Melissa (Phillip) Knox, Richard Blaine Gross, Ryan Bean, Ronnie, Michael (Susie), Bryan (Kathleen) Ledbetter; great-grandchildren, Lorelei Teeter, Savannah Knox, Carissa Gross, Amber, Cody, Taylor, Shane, Hunter, Alyssa, Constance and Brandon Ledbetter; brothers, Everett (Dorothy) Westerman, of Norfolk, NE, William (Dixie) Westerman, of Eureka Springs, AR, Paul Westerman, of Florence, OR, and sister, Ferne Westerman Ferry, of Ooltewah, TN.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Dotson officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2–4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family would like to offer a special thanks and request that memorial contributions be made to: Hospice of Chattanooga and H. Clay Evans Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital.

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Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home – Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

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