we touched this same spot with our hands, our feet, our gaze and our dreams

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

DOROTHY MONTEI ~ December 24, 1919 ~ May 21, 2011

December 24, 1919 - May 21, 2011

"...when I was old I used to know my sorrow reaps the love I sow.
How sad and sweet it is to be a whisper of eternity..." Peter Reebs

Dorothy Montei passed away May 21, 2011 in Vancouver, Washington. She was born to Howard and Ruby Wynant on December 24, 1919 in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Dorothy obtained a teaching degree in Chicago, Illinois, and Masters in teaching in Portland, Oregon.

She married Douglas Montei, May 23, 1942 in Pontiac, Illinois.

Dorothy taught first grade between 1945 and 1955 in Vancouver. She taught junior and senior high school from 1956 to 1969 as a missionary in Japan. She also taught junior high school and first grade from 1969 to 1985 in Vancouver.

Dorothy was an active member of Vancouver First Friends Church. She had the gift of hospitality and generosity throughout her life.

She is survived by her sister, Mabel Kunkel; son, David Montei; daughter, Anne Reebs; granddaughters, Kelli Christian, Jeni Kalliainen, Nellie Riehle; grandsons, David and Mickey Montei, Ben and Jesse Reebs, and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Montei.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Park Hill Cemetery. Celebration will follow at Bill's Chicken & Steak House on St. Johns Blvd., Vancouver.

Please view/sign Dorothy's guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits.

Courtesy of Bobby Howe '70

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