Dorothy Arminta Van Winkle
  • 92 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 3, 1921
  • Place of birth:
    Peoria, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 12, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Portland, Oregon, United States
She is sorely missed, but will be in our hearts always.

This memorial website was created in memory of Dorothy Van Winkle, nee Zinn, born on July 3, 1921 and passed away on June 12, 2014. We will remember her forever. Please share your stories and memories of Dorothy here.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Erica Cruz on 12th June 2016

"I will always remember Dorothy as a kind, lovely, inspire person. She make me feel almost like her daughter. She will always smiley to anyone. To me she was like the mother I didn't have. I am very sure she is in haven with my Lord and Savior Jesuschrist. You are miss Dorothy Van Winkle."

This tribute was added by Marlen Ariza on 12th June 2015

"i meet Dorothy  for one year i was her caregiver. Dorothy  was the most wonderful  person  she always make me feel like  i came home with  her i never felt I'm working. we met a long time ago. we have a wonderful time together. i miss her so much is one year tha she's in a better place.♡♡♡"

This tribute was added by Kimberly Esparza on 13th July 2014

"Working as Dorothy's caregiver was such a pleasure. Her endless hope and joy inspired me every day. She was a great listener, and had quite a sense of humor. I will miss her very much."

This tribute was added by Olivia Lemus on 12th July 2014

"Dorothy was a very kind person who always worried about the people around her. She brightened everyone's day with a friendly smile filled with love. We are all going to deeply miss Dorothy but we will always remember her kindness, bright smile, good sense of humor, love for others, and her infectious laughter."

This tribute was added by Mary Lou Van Winkle on 4th July 2014

"What a precious, caring mother Dorothy was! My first contact with Mom was on Mother's Day 2010 when I sent her a card. She wrote me a lovely thank you note. That was the beginning of a special friendship. Because of the distance we often visited on the phone and at the end of our conversation I would quote Numbers 6:24-26. That was special to both of us. We miss Mom but we know she is with the Lord. Lots of Love, Mary Lou Van Winkle"

This tribute was added by Melody Gilmore on 2nd July 2014

"Aunt Dorothy was a kind and gentle soul.  I have many found memories of her when the families got together.  She was very kind to a "shy" little girl.  I was glad that she got to visit my mother at Ida Culver when Wayne had appointments in town.  They enjoyed reminiscing and I was glad to get to she her again also."

This tribute was added by Betty Mastropaolo on 29th June 2014

"I met Dorothy in 1976 when we worked at the University of Washington, Div. of Medical Genetics. I worked in a research lab and she would order supplies for us. She was always very cordial, kind, happy and caring. One year she gave my two young daughters plastic toys that would drip bubbles inside when they turned it up and down. We still have them and they still remember her. Until a couple of years ago we would send birthday cards to each other. I will truly miss her."

This tribute was added by Daniel & Loralee Myo on 18th June 2014

"We had a visiting with shut in ministry and both Wayne and Dorothy were on our list. We used to visit with them in Sequim facility. Singing hymns, praying, serving communion and talked about our future home each visit before Wayne went home to be with our Lord. We had a wonderful time. It was an honor and privilege to serve them and will cherish this memory.
Now both of them are walking side by side with our Lord on the street paved with gold. Surrounded by many saints & angels, and singing, praising and worshiping. Imagine that!
They are now living in the home not made by human hand and enjoying the promise of eternal life. We miss them. They are having a grand time and I don’t think they miss us. Our time will come and we’ll meet them again and will recognize each other!
In Christ’s Love & Our’s – Daniel & Loralee “Spiritual Landscaping Ministry”"

This tribute was added by Harry Roestenberg on 18th June 2014

"Dorothy and Wayne were our neighbors.Dorothy however became a special friend.There was a loss when she moved to Oregon. Her kindness and smiling face made her exceptional. I miss her and she will be for ever on my mind. Love and Rest in Peace  Dorothy      Harry"

This tribute was added by Gloria Edes on 18th June 2014

"I have a tea ministry-Rolling Scones-and take teatime to ladies who would be encouraged with a visit.  When I visited Dorothy with tea and some friends-she had us gather in her living room over the coffee table.  Wayne kept hovering and passing by us several times.  I invited him to tea and he readily came and sat with us, enjoyed tea and did some chit/chat.  Delightful!!  They touched my heart and I have such fond memories of them both.  May the Lord bless and comfort all of those who are grieving."

This tribute was added by David Wiitala on 17th June 2014

"I had the privilege of being Wayne and Dorothy Pastor for many years. They will be remembered as great Christians and a real gentleman and lady.   Dorothy was one of those special examples of what a Christian lady is!  We miss them and loved them.
Pastor Dave Wiitala Sequim Bible Church"

This tribute was added by Erica Cruz on 16th June 2014

"I meet Dorothy a few years ago. I was her personal caregiver. She was a really nice lady, but more than being my client she was my friend. I hope to see her one day again. Rest and peace my Dorothy. Whit all my love."

Leave a Tribute:
Invite your family and friends
to visit this memorial:

Subscribe to receive e-mail notifications when others contribute to this memorial.

Click on a photo to enlarge.

This memorial is administered by:

Donna Van Winkle


Have a suggestion for us?

We are waiting for your feedback!