|Birth: ||Dec. 21, 1927|
|Death: ||Dec. 13, 2009|
"Dottie" Dortha Irene Sayler, age 81, passed away at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, Oregon, on Sunday, December 13, 2009.
One of the children of Mary Bell (Rodgers) and William Samuel Seratt, Dortha Irene Seratt was born in Stillwell, Oklahoma on December 21, 1927. In 1930 the family moved to Klamath County where she attended Pelican Elementary School.
As a teenager she worked as a soda jerk on Main Street in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Later she met "Bud" Elmer Gordon Sayler and the couple married in the late 1940s. They made their first homes in Southern California.
Dottie enjoyed being a homemaker, and supporting her husband's endeavors. While living in Los Angeles the couple worked for Bud's parents at Sayler's Steak House. Later the young family moved to Klamath Falls where they worked for Dottie's mother at the Boarding House. In 1959 they made their home on Homedale Road and established "B and D Plumbing and Heating" in 1969. Bud was a pipefitter, and Dottie worked alongside of him handling the books, phones, scheduling, purchasing equipment and supplies, and being Bud's "gopher girl." In 1974, Bud passed away from kidney failure. Dottie continued to operate the business until 2006, when she finally retired.
Dottie served on the Board of Directors for the Apprentice Training Plumbing Program for the State of Oregon for more than 28 years. In addition she was a counselor at the Juvenile Detention Hall in the early 1960s. When Bud was so sick, she worked in the potato fields and drove truck for the Rajnus brothers.
An avid sports fan, Dottie attended all her son's athletic activities, and later enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in sports.
Dottie liked hiking and camping in the woods. She loved to hunt and was an excellent marksman. Not only did she defend her chickens from predators with her trusty shotgun, but seldom missed an opportunity to go hunting for deer and elk.
She loved to sew and cook. When her daughter was young, Dottie sewed nearly all her garments for school. She enjoyed her garden which flourished with fruits, vegetables and beautiful flowers. What she didn't set aside for winter months, she gave to her friends and neighbors.
Dottie continued to maintain her own home until 2009 when she began extensive visits with her children. At the time of her death she was staying with her son in Shady Cove, Oregon. Last week she had a bad fall resulting in a fractured hip. She was taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center where several days later she succumbed to heart disease.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Chuck and Dana Sayler of Shady Cove, OR; daughter and son-in-law Ramona and Mike Wampler of Fort Klamath, OR; Grandchildren Shawna Baldwin of Klamath Falls, OR; Josh Wampler of Fort Klamath, OR, Jake Wampler and his wife Raini of Keno, OR, Tara Wampler of Redmond, OR, Cheryl Adkinson and her husband Anthony of Rogue River, OR, Todd Hyatt of Shady Cove, OR, and Chantel Freeman of Merrill, OR; great grandchildren Cody Bland, Alik Grocholski, Melissa Davis, Kyle Hyatt, Lee Hyatt, Kelsey Francis, Doug Francis, Dakota
Freeman, Quincie Freeman, Jax Wampler, Addie Wampler, Destin Wampler, Shada Wampler, and Chase Wampler; her
sisters Rosetta Wambaugh of Klamath Falls, OR, Lorena Hunter of Klamath Falls; her brother and sister-in-law Bob and Jan Seratt of Redding, CA; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends.
In addition to her parents, Dottie was preceded in death by her beloved husband "Bud" Elmer G. Sayler.
William Samuel Seratt (1900 - 1977)
Mary Bell Rodgers (1903 - 1989)
Elmer G Sayler (1927 - 1974)
Charles Gordon Sayler (1950 - 2011)*
Eternal Hills Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 20, 2009
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