|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1921|
|Death: ||Nov., 1984|
Closed casket funeral services for Dorothy D. Bartholomew will be it a.m. Monday from the First Christian Church.
Rev. Robert Brown will officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Bartholomew, 63, died Thurday at her home at 15722 Count Road 35.7. Sterling Colorado
She was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Curtis, Neb., to Lyle and Luella Maxfeldt Gorham and came to Sterling when she was quite young. She attended Sterling schools, graduating from Sterling High School in 1939.
Mrs. Bartholomew attended Parks Business School in Denver, after which she joined the civil service and went to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the Pentagon for seven years.
On Nov. 27, 1947, she married Harry E. Bartholomew in Sterling. The couple resided on a farm northwest of Sterling.
Mrs. Bartholomew was very active in the work and mission of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), serving in various offices of the Christian Womens Fellowships. She also served as an elder of the church, and was past chairwoman of the local church board.
She was a member of the regional board of the Christian Churches, and from there served in leading teacher training seminars around the state. She was only the second woman to be the narrator for the convention of Christian Churches of Colorado and Wyoming in 1968.
Mrs. Bartholomew also served on the Board of Governors of the United Christian Missionary Society, located in Indianapolis, Md. Along with her husband, she attended many international conventions of The Christian Churches as delegates from Colorado and attended one world convention in Toronto, Canada, in 1955.
She taught Sunday School classes in the local Christian Church for 32 years. She worked in the Church Women United for many years serving in various offices. Mrs. Bartholomew was a member of the Pep and Progress Home Demonstration Club and served in various offices there, as well as in the county organization.
She worked as dietitian at Logan County Hospiral for a short period, and later worked in the administration department at Sterling Junior High School for 12 years.
She was a member of the Auxiliary of Gideons International, Sterling, past high priestess of Sterling Shring No. 3 White Shrine of Jerusalem and the Delta Club.
Mrs. Bartholomew is survived by her husband, Harry E. Bartholomew, of 15722 County Road 35.7; eight foster sons, Ted Wolfe of Brush, Gene Wolfe of Monterey, Tens., Bob Wolfe of Las Animas, N.M., Gerald Wolfe of Broomfield, Father Charles Wolfe of Thornton and Edward Wolfe, Richard Wolfe and Donald Wolfe, all of Sterling; a foster daughter, Maryule Wolfe Johnson of Laramie, Wyo.; a sister, LaDonna Budd of Sterling; two brothers, Leland ‘Bud" Gorham and Donald Gorham, both of Sterling; 29 grand children and two great- grandchildren.
Chaney-Walters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lisle Emerson Gorham (1897 - 1973)
Luella Maxfeldt Gorham (1897 - 1973)
Harry E Bartholomew (1910 - 1997)
Dorothy D Gorham Bartholomew (1921 - 1984)
Donald Wayne Gorham (1924 - 2011)*
LaDonna May Gorham Budd (1931 - 1996)*
Sunset Memorial Gardens
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Record added: Jun 29, 2009
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