Dorothy Ruth Bilkey

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2000

Dorothy Ruth Bilkey

Sterling resident Dorothy Ruth Bilkey died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at her home in Sterling. She was 82.

A private family viewing was held Sunday.

Mrs. Bilkey was born Oct. 17, 1917, in Waterbury, Conn. She was a homemaker for the majority of her life. In May of this year, Mrs. Bilkey and her husband, John, moved to Sterling from Seligman, Ariz., to be with their family.

"We were blessed to have her here with us. She will be greatly missed," her family said.

She was preceded in death by her son, Arthur Russel.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, John H. Bilkey of Sterling; sons and daughters-in-law Brian and Kathleen Bilkey, of Sterling, and John Jr. and JoEllen Bilkey, of Ramona, Calif.; grandson, Ken Bilkey, of Sterling; granddaughters Jannette Brown of Oceanside, Calif., and Jeanne Amick, of Texas; great-grandsons Brandon Daryl Bilkey and Beau Tanner Bilkey, both of Anchorage; great-granddaughters Courtney and Catlin Brown, both of Oceanside.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes, 255 E. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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