Dorothy Edith Weiss passed away on January 15, 2017, at the age of 90.

The youngest of four children of Edward and Edith Arp, she was born on September 30, 1926, in the logging town of Selleck, WA and later moved to West Seattle where she graduated from West Seattle High.

Dorothy met her husband George in Seattle while he was in the U.S. Navy and they married in 1946. After George was discharged from the Navy, they moved to Bellevue and started a family. While in the Naval Reserve, George was called up for the Korean War in 1951. Dorothy lived in Chicago and Guam during his deployment. She worked for Seattle Transfer Company before becoming a stay at home mom, raising 4 children.

Dorothy was widowed in 1992. She lived in the family home they had built in 1962 until 1997, and then moved to a condominium in Bellevue. In 2009, she moved to Sunrise Assisted Living of Bellevue.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother, John Burns Arp, and her sister, Genevieve Lord. She is survived by her sister Bernice Welch, her sister-in-law Beatrice Edgette, and her children: George (Joann) Weiss of Bellevue, Edward Weiss of Redmond, Susan (Ron) Decker of Kirkland, and Karen (Jay) Orr of Woodinville, and her six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on February 11th at Overlake Park Presbyterian Church, 1836 156th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98007. Reception to follow.

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