Dorothy Berniece Willmott

10/18/1917 — 09/13/2005

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Camden, Ohio

Dorothy Berniece Willmott

Dorothy Berniece Taylor Willmott passed away September 13, 2005 at her home at Legacy One, 2416 W. Deschutes, Kennewick. Berniece was born in Camden, Ohio on October 18, 1917. Berniece Taylor’s family left Ohio for Fort Collins, Colorado when she was a child, and she lived there until her marriage to Robert Wayne Willmott. Berniece followed him to Richland via a train trip with three small children in 1944. “Willie” preceded her in death in 1990.

Berniece is survived by son Robert W. Willmott, Jr. of Kerrville, TX and his daughters, Evelyn Stanley, also of Kerrville, and Gwendolyn Amsden of Ankeny, IA; daughter Alberta Elaine Heffner Martin, St. Petersburg, FL, and her daughters Stephanie Adams of Sedona, AZ, Michelle Yonce of Kent, WA, and Virginia Harter, of West Richland; daughter Cherylan Sherry Backman of Palisades, WA, and her children Kenneth Conner of Worland, WY, and Tina Dick of Carnation, WA. There are also 13 surviving great-grandchildren.

Berniece was employed first by Central United Protestant Church as a secretary, and later worked at Hanford in the same capacity. She bowled for years in the Business Girl’s League and also played the piano. She enjoyed sewing and making many items worn by the family. She also quilted, tatted, embroidered and crocheted. Berniece and Willie enjoyed traveling in their several RV’s before settling into the weekend ritual of going to their cabin on White Pass. They also rode snowmobiles with friends.

Berniece was a member of Central United Protestant Church, Wesleyan Service Guild, the Independent Order of Foresters, and the Holiday Rambler RV Club.

A memorial service will be conducted September 24th at 11:00 AM at Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Drive, Richland, with the family greeting friends of the family for refreshments afterward. A private interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens will take place prior to the service. Viewing will be Friday, September 23rd at Einan’s Funeral Home on the Bypass Highway in Richland from 5:00-7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of two funds: The Alzheimer’s Association, Inland NW Chapter Research, with a memo on the check indicating the D.T. Willmott Memorial Fund, 601 West Maxwell Street Suite 4, Spokane, WA 99201; or to the Marilyn Brenchley Kenya Women’s Ministry through Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA 99352.

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