Dorothy Hawes, 92, of Kenosha passed away peacefully, Saturday, November 13, 2010, at her residence in Brookside Care Center.
Born on January 14, 1918 in Kenosha, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Edwin & Ida (Cornwell) Thom. She was educated in the schools of Kenosha and was a graduate of Kenosha H.S. She attended secretarial school in Milwaukee, WI. She was a lifelong member of First Congregational Church of Kenosha.
Dorothy worked as a stenographer/clerk for Nash-Kelvinator in Kenosha during WWII, and later as a receptionist at the KYF. She volunteered at the KYF (servicemen’s center), Sheridan Nursing Home, Kenosha Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Shalom Center Soup Kitchen with her church fellowship group. She belonged to Order of the Eastern Star #92 J.U.S. Club, Danish Sisterhood Local #20, and was a Life Member of Bradford H.S. Alumni Association. She enjoyed bowling (V.F.W. Post 1865, Kenosha Sr. Center), golfing, dancing, skating, traveling, volunteering, playing bridge, cribbage, pinochle, and spending time with friends & family.
Survivors include a son, David (Sandra) Hawes of Kenosha; a daughter, Cathy (Glenn) Kaufman of Racine; and 5 grandsons, Christopher D. Hawes, Michael D. Hawes, Thomas J. Hawes, Kevin J. Kaufman, and Steven A. Kaufman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Hawes, a sister, Lillian Mayes, and her brothers, Earl & Donald Thom.
A gathering time with the family was held Friday, November 19, 2010 at First Congregational Church with memorial service immediately following.