Dorothy Annette Tanberg Stein

02/25/1916 — 06/01/2006

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Dickinson, North Dakota

Dorothy Annette Tanberg Stein

Dorothy Annette Tanberg Stein was born Feb. 25, 1916 in Dickinson, North Dakota and went to be with her Lord on June 1, 2006.

She received her education in Dickinson schools and attended Dickinson State Teachers College. After teaching at a rural school near Bowman, N. D. for one year, she became a secretary at the college, and then worked at Dickinson High School. Her next secretarial job was in Washington D. C. with the Maritime Commission, followed by a transfer to the Bureau of Motor Carriers in Denver, Colorado.

She was married to Glenn P. Stein in June of 1940. The couple moved to Richland, WA in 1944. She was blessed with four children, and was a great supporter of all their activities. In 1965 she became a secretary for the Richland School District and worked at Chief Joseph Jr. High for 14 years.

Her family was her life and family gatherings were her joy. She was a member of the Richland Iris Society in the early days of Richland. She loved gardening, sewing, and all types of crafts. She was a charter member of Richland Lutheran Church and remained active in the church her entire life. She enjoyed many hours of fellowship as a volunteer with the Kadlec Hospital Auxiliary and treasured her time with the sewing and quilting groups at Richland Lutheran.

She is survived by her four children and 11 grandchildren; David Stein wife Joanne, children Tim and Sarah, Ray Stein wife Linda, children Kim, Kristin and Curt, Gerald Stein wife Lovena, children Tonya, Adam and Spencer, and Judy Mitchell children Kelsey, Kyle and Ryan. Dorothy was also blessed with 10 great-grandchildren. She will be missed greatly by all her family and friends.

A celebration of her life will take place Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Richland Lutheran Church. Memorial gifts may be given to the Richland Lutheran Church Foundation.

Visitation will be at Einan’s Funeral Home from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. both Thursday and Friday.

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  • Ray, Judy, and the rest of the Stein Family,

    Please accept my family’s sympathies on the passing of your mother. One of the joys of attending Chief Jo was always being greeted in the office with a nice smile and a pleasant hello. You have always been a well-respected and admired family in our community. Knowing your mother I can understand where those values were installed. Remember the joy she brought to your life and her memory will forever live in your hearts.

    Take Care,

    Mike Davis

    Mike Davis
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I will always remember you as a wonderful lady. We know you are in the hands of the lord. Thanks for all the memories.

    gene and pat keller
    November 4, 2014
    tacoma, WA, US
  • The Stein Family:

    I had the privilege of having Dorothy as my babysitter as a young boy. I remember the joy that I felt on those days that I knew I would be able to go to her house after school. I was so fortunate to have such a nice lady look after me. It also meant so much to me when Ray would take the time to shoot some hoops with me. Dorothy, Ray & Judy were all the best role models that a young boy could have and I will be eternally grateful to you all. I was so pleased that I was able to take Dorothy to church these past few years. One day after I helped her out of the car she said that she was so proud of me. I can’t tell you how much that meant to me. She was a very dear friend and I will miss her greatly. My deepest sympathies go out to you all.

    Todd Erickson
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Ray, Judy, and the rest of the Stein Family,

    Please accept my family’s sympathies on the passing of your mother. One of the joys of attending Chief Jo was always being greeted in the office with a nice smile and a pleasant hello. You have always been a well-respected and admired family in our community. Knowing your mother I can understand where those values were installed. Remember the joy she brought to your life and her memory will forever live in your hearts.

    Take Care,

    Mike Davis

    Mike Davis
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I will always remember you as a wonderful lady. We know you are in the hands of the lord. Thanks for all the memories.

    gene and pat keller
    November 4, 2014
    tacoma, WA, US
  • The Stein Family:

    I had the privilege of having Dorothy as my babysitter as a young boy. I remember the joy that I felt on those days that I knew I would be able to go to her house after school. I was so fortunate to have such a nice lady look after me. It also meant so much to me when Ray would take the time to shoot some hoops with me. Dorothy, Ray & Judy were all the best role models that a young boy could have and I will be eternally grateful to you all. I was so pleased that I was able to take Dorothy to church these past few years. One day after I helped her out of the car she said that she was so proud of me. I can’t tell you how much that meant to me. She was a very dear friend and I will miss her greatly. My deepest sympathies go out to you all.

    Todd Erickson
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Hi Folks, Words are inadequate. Sorry you lost your mom. Regards, Jim

    Jim Heidlebaugh
    November 4, 2014
    Las, Vegas, NV, US
  • Dear Ray,David,Gerald and Judy,

    My heartfelt sympathy to you all for the loss of your Mother. Mothers are so hard to say goodbye to.

    Just remember that she is in a wonderful place now with her Maker and those who have gone before her and are there to greet her.

    May God speed her journey Home, and may He bless you in your sorrow and help you to heal soon.

    Love to all,

    Judy Willox

    Judy Willox
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • We were very shocked and saddened at the passing of Dorothy on June 1, 2006.

    Dorothy has been a close friend of the Jacob & Ella Meyers family for many years, probably first as members of Richland Lutheran Church back in 1948. Our Mother, Ella enjoyed Dorothy on several of the RLC committee/groups. Maybe with the big effort to establish the Richland Luther Center for retired folks too, up to the time she passed away in 1985. Our Dad, Jake enjoyed your Mom as a friend to visit, and especially with her in RLC Choir and singing Solos/Duets with Dorothy in Church several times thru the years. I know Dad kept in touch with her and the Quilting Group regularly – he would bring them his famous whole wheat dinner roll or garden vegetables, and of course he teased those ladies a lot!

    Marti and Don continued the friendships with several of Jake & Ella’s older friends. Some years during the Christmas Season, we picked up Dorothy with Mary Rasmussen, Betty Dietz, Lucille Steffens and other older friends and take to our Kennewick home. There we would have cookies & coffee, sing some Carols with Marti playing piano, and enjoy Marti’s extensive decorations for Christmas Season. Dorothy would especially enjoy us playing the video- tape of the RLC Choir with she and Jake singing their duets. She had given it to us after Dad passed away – which was almost the same day June 2 seven years earlier! His 98th BDay would have been two days later!.

    In all our visits with Dorothy, she mostly enjoyed telling how proud she was of her family. Of course being Richland Bombers 1951 and 1954 Don and Marti knew all about Ray in the Stein/Webb basketball era for Art Dawald – so did Jake & Ella!! Ray was Dad’s idol, and being at RLC made it even better! And how proud Dorothy was of Ray’s recent recognition when visiting here in Tri Cities. Also Dorothy’s daughter in Walla Walla with the Mitchell grandson doing great in sports – she had us following some of his feats on the TCH sports page.

    Don’s visits maybe once every couple months involved taking a few flowers, a couple of Marti’s tomatoes, and showing some of our Vacation photos. We also shared our common old times living in North Dakota and attending RLC thru the terms of several different pastors. I found out that she enjoyed chocolate covered cherries, and would much rather have a favorite candy than flowers she did enjoy the flowers too!. She enjoyed Don telling about in 1966 when Ray, playing for WSU against Cal in Berkley CA, gave Don free tickets to the Stanford game the following nite. It was interesting to see what type of craft she was working on to sell as fund raisers/or give to needy organizations.

    Dorothy was a real trooper, and never passed up a chance to go do something, even with her eyesight difficulty. And what a nice surprise for us when she and Miss Skogen hooked up as friends at Alterra! They checked-in the same day and had the same sight problem. Miss Skogen had taught math to Don and Marti at Col Hi back in the 1948 to 1954 era – and she has been a strong supporter for Bomber Alumni get-togethers. She seemed to be in pretty good health, but think there was some concern lately with less feeling in her bad foot and had to be extra careful getting around. She kept asking when Marti and Don were going to come have lunch with her – she even showed us the special room where we could eat!!

    We want to thank you, Dorothy’s Family, for sharing her and your Dad Glen with the Meyers Family thru the years. She’s been a very nice lady and fun friend, and we know you’re very proud of her. Your folks did a great job in raising you guys and were very proud of you and your families! Her many friends are going to miss her so much, and there are not many left of their age group anymore. We pray they are all enjoying the friendships in Heaven even more than when here with us.

    Our thoughts and prayers for her family thru this difficult time.

    Your Friends in Christ, Don and Marti Meyers

    Don and Marti Meyers
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers.

    Wayne & Judy Stein
    November 4, 2014
    Vancouver, Wa, US
  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless, Rhonda

    Rhonda Karas
    November 4, 2014
    Vancouver, WA, US
  • It was an honor to know Dorothy and work with her in the sewing room at Kadlec. I will miss her and her happy smile. She shared some wonderful moments with us. I love her and may the Lord bless her and keep her. Love Audrey

    Audrey Schumacher
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • Dear Dave, Ray, Gerald, Judy:

    I was always very fond of your mother and loved her perpetual air of amusement with people and life. I also recall some superb contributions she always made to the potluck suppers at church. I wish I could be there with you, but we aren’t arriving in Richland until Monday evening for a five-day visit.

    I am glad your mother and mine were able to live close together once again for a while at Alterra-Wynwood. I know they enjoyed each other’s company, and it was good to spend time with you, Ray, when we visited last year.

    I trust you all remember enough from Sunday School to lean on Jesus’ promise in John 14 to provide the comfort of the Holy Spirit for these times of loss. And of course, we have the full expectation of being together again for eternity when we finish our walk here.

    God bless you all, and whether it’s here on Earth or later in Heaven, I look forward to reminiscing with you further about the good times we have shared.

    In Christ’s love, ecb3

    Earl C. Bennett, III
    November 4, 2014
    Reva, VA, US