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Dr Dorothea Margaret <I>Wachter</I> Bell

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Dr Dorothea Margaret Wachter Bell

  • Birth 27 Oct 1921 Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 2 Jan 2011
  • Burial San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA
  • Plot Chapel Corridor West
  • Memorial ID 82844544

Dorothea Margaret Wachter Bell, Oct. 27, 1921 - Jan. 2, 2011, resident of San Mateo. Beloved mother of Gary Bell of Hillsborough and Debra Norits of Etiwanda, CA, and cherished grandmother of Bridget Bell, Bryan Norits and Jane Norits. Dorothea was married for over 60 years to Charles H. Bell. Dorothea touched many lives with her outgoing nature and positive spirit. She was born in Gross Pointe, MI and graduated from San Mateo High School. She attended the College of San Mateo and graduated from U.C. Berkeley. She practiced medicine at Letterman Hospital and then with her father, the late Dr. Josef V. Wachter, in San Francisco. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, The Mills Estate Women's Club, and several medical associations. She enjoyed gourmet cooking and entertaining friends and family. Friends and Family are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in San Mateo. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Greatest Needs Fund, 1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 in the name of Dorothea W. Bell. Arrangements by Crosby-N Gray & Co., Burlingame, CA 650-342-6617.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on January 9, 2011.

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  • Added: 2 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82844544
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Dorothea Margaret Wachter Bell (27 Oct 1921–2 Jan 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82844544, citing Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Travelingal (contributor 46599115) .