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lhs78 Dorothy Daggett (Wilbourne)

Obituary by Sheila McCumby

Sadly my cousin Dorothy was killed by a drunk driver in June 1984. Nearly every morning she would wake up at dawn to go to the stables to take care of her horse, and one Saturday morning, on her way back home, a drunk driver, driving on the wrong side of the road collided with her as she reached the top of a hill. She was killed instantly.

She had just gotten married a short time before her accident, her wedding was the last time I saw her alive. That is my last and sweetest memory of her--dressed in her beautiful wedding gown, (wearing her cowboy boots underneath of course), and watching her dance with Ron, the love of her life. Dorothy was a wonderful, fun person. She loved animals, especially her horse, and had opened a successful pet store. Earlier in the year before she was killed, she and her business partner had been named "Businesswomen of the Year" by the local Chamber of Commerce. It is tragic that a life so filled with promise was snuffed out so early. Her family was (and still is) devastated by her loss. Her brothers Rob and Jim, and her sister Becky still live in the Everett/Snohomish area.

Dorothy was full of fun and always loved a good time, and I'm sure if she would have lived she would have attended the reunion and been the life of the party. She wouldn't want people to be sad at her passing, but rather to live life to the fullest and continue on living each day like it was their last.