Dorothy Whalen

Obituary of Dorothy M. Whalen

Dorothy Mae Whalen Born November 10,1924, second child to Ellinor and Arthur Hughes of Storm Lake Iowa. Passed away on July 17, 2021. Graduating from High School in May 1942 she took menial Jobs to help support her widowed mother and 2 young sisters. Merrideth Publishing of Des Moines Iowa offered her a job and she worked 2 years before enlisting into the US Cadet Nursing Corp in 1944. Then graduated from St. Mary’s school of nursing in Tucson, AZ and became a registered nurse in June of 1947. After a short courtship she married Robert Whalen on November 29, 1947. They had 3 children, Steven Arthur, Thomas Anthony & Kathleen Anne that completed their loving home. She worked for a few different Doctors in private practice, and TMC hospital, retired from TUSD as a School nurse. Dorothy enjoyed here quilting and donating to different organizations. Had season tickets to the U of A Baseball games, enjoyed helping Robert build their homes and restore there 100 year old home in Willcox. Her last words to her daughter were” take care of daddy “. Dorothy was a very giving person, she gave with whole heart and soul. Service:  Graveside Service will be held at East Lawn Palms Cemetery 5801 E Grant Rd. Tucson, AZ at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday the 27th of July. A brunch to follow at 7570 E Speedway at the main Club House of Fair Horizons East.

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Graveside Service

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
East Lawn Cemetery
5801 East Grant Road
Tucson, Arizona, United States
(520) 885-6741
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