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“My heatfelt condolences to all. Dorothy was a very sweet person and will be missed. My deepest sympathy/ ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Sue Truhn - Laporte , IN - FRIEND

“While we have known Dorothy for only a short time, we consider ourselves privileged to have had even this time to share. We will miss her. Please...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: David & Cathy Rupert - Union Pier, MI

“You have our Deepest Sympathy for your lost. She was a wonderful women. She always had a smile. She will always be remembered. Love Earl and Pat Pahl ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Earl & Pat Pahl - Bradenton, FL

“Dorothy will be missed. Such a sweet, kind lady. God bless her family during this time. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie and Paul Hickey - LaPorte, IN

“Some of the very best, carefree days of life were spent in New Buffalo with Aunt Dorothy – and every memory of her from my childhood includes her...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Melinda Davis - Louisville, KY

“Patti and Yvonne, Summer memories spent with Grandma at Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Aubrey’s were the best of times. The love, caring and laughter...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy Harrell - Roeland Park, KS

“So many wonderful, lifetime memories of summer vacations at Aunt Dorothy's. Her love of family (and her cooking!) will always be remembered. To have...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Ruth Rayburn - Grand Blanc, MI


Dorothy's life began on September 17, 1921 in Arkansas, the daughter of Daniel and Bertha (Jones) Watkins. She was united in marriage to Herman Baldridge in Arkansas in 1939. Dorothy was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church of New Buffalo. She was active in the United Methodist Women. Her loving family includes her daughters Patricia (Richard) Graf of LaPorte, IN and Barbara (Ed) Homolka of New Buffalo; grandchildren Michael (Renee) Graf, Daniel ( Diann) Graf, David (Cindy) Graf, Maggie (Tom) Hayes and Adam (Shelley) Homolka; great grandchildren Eric, Amelia, Spencer, Carter, Alysa, Lincoln, Ben, Zachary and Chloe and a brother John (Bev) Watkins of CA. Dorothy passed away at St. Anthony Hospital in Michigan City on Saturday February 16, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband Herman. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday February 22, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Water's Edge United Methodist Church of New Buffalo with memorial services beginning at 11 a.m. led by Reverend Brad Bartelmay. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Water's Edge United Methodist Church of New Buffalo. Sommerfeld Chapel is serving the family. Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Dorothy at www.sommerfeldchapel.com.

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