Dorothy Whitney

Dorothy Ann "Dot" Whitney (Peterson)

Monday, July 15th, 1935 - Sunday, April 19th, 2020
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Dorothy Ann Whitney passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the age of 84. Dorothy is predeceased by her husband, Chan. She is survived by her six children, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Dot was born in Laurel, Nebraska. She graduated from Carroll High School in Carroll, Nebraska, which is where she met Chan, her husband of 60 years. The Navy took them to the Virginia Beach area where they lived out their lives.
Dot was a charter member of Hope Lutheran Church on Providence Road in Virginia Beach, she loved her church. She worked for 35 years as a pre-school teacher; was an avid gardener, loved a crossword puzzle challenge and adored spending time with her family.
Due to the world health crisis, no services will be held at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lutheran School, 5350 Providence Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Graham Funeral Home will be caring for arrangements. Please visit to leave a condolence to the family.
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    Rosewood Memorial Park
    631 North Witchduck Road
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
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Chris Eller

Posted at 11:41am
Sweet lady we will miss you. You were always welcoming and concerned for others. You never missed sending Chris and I a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or Easter cards. I know that Jesus will welcome you with open arms. Yours in Christ the Ellers.

Gina C Lee

Posted at 10:57am
Dear Dot, Thank you for being my friend; for always laughing at my bad jokes; for refusing to acknowledge that Nebraska isn't its own country :) , and remaining faithful to so many - your family, friends, church, and to the Trinity. I will see you again one day!

May your extended family find the peace that God offers at this time in their lives. Some of them are my friends too!!

With fondest memories of you and heartfelt condolences to your family,


Gina, JJ, Gerald, and Jon Lee

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