Sept. 6, 1944 - Oct. 6, 2012
Dorothy Jean Abernathy, age 68, of Bend, passed away October 6, 2012, while doing what she loved; hunting and camping. She was born September 6, 1944, in Portland, OR, to James and Bertha (Ries) Wood. Dorothy grew up and attended school in Bend.
She married Charles Abernathy on June 19, 1965, in Bend, OR. Through her working life, Dorothy worked for North Pacific Products, many years with U.P.S. and more recently with Glass Weld. The focus of her life was on her family and was happiest when out hunting, fishing and camping with them.
Surviving her are her husband, Charles of Bend; daughters, Barbara Jean Getchell of Sweet Home, OR, Sue Ann and Angela Rene Abernathy, both of Bend; two brothers; one sister; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held at the family home at a later date.
Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. Please visit the online registry for the family at www.niswonger-reynolds.com