Dorthyan Lund, age 92, passed away on Nov. 26, 2009 in Sammamish, Wash. She was born in Portland, Ore. to Florence and James W. Ethington on May 24, 1917.
She attended the public schools in Seattle and graduated from Broadway High School. She met her future husband, Hans Lund, while both were students at the University of Washington where she was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority. Hans and Dorthyan were married on June 20, 1938 in Seattle. They moved to Tonasket in 1946 where Hans joined his uncle, Arthur Lund, and his father, Hugo Lund, as an officer in The First National Bank in Tonasket. Along with supporting her husband in his banking career and raising four daughters, Dorthyan was actively involved in the community affairs in Tonasket including being an active member of the Tonasket Garden Club, designing the city park and serving as President of The Civic League. She supported numerous youth activities, serving as Camp Fire Leader, as Bible School Director and as Youth Fellowship Teacher in the Congregational Church and as the Governor’s appointee to a White House Conference on Youth. She was a strong supporter of the library system and was appointed to the State Regional Library Board. After 33 years in Tonasket, Hans and Dorthyan moved back to Seattle in 1979 where they lived on Bitter Lake for the next 23 years. During those years they enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and abroad. In the fall of 2002, they moved into an apartment in the Ida Culver Broadview retirement community. Following a sudden illness in 2008, Dorthyan moved to an Adult Family Home in the Issaquah area, near the home of her daughter, Sally.
Dorthyan had many interests and talents that will long be remembered by her family and others who knew her. She was an avid gardener and landscaper, and a talented flower arranger who won numerous blue ribbons in the Tonasket Garden Club shows. She was also an excellent cook whose meals for special occasions were legendary in her family. Her artistic nature and designer’s eye were evident in each of her homes where the treasures from her many travels were beautifully displayed. Her family was the center of her life and she embraced each new generation and family member with great interest and enthusiasm.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Hans Lund (1914-2006).
She is survived by four daughters and two sons-in-law: Karen Lund and her husband, John DeMoss of Houston, Texas, Judith Wood of Seattle, Jani Bakke of Fort Washington, Md. and Sally Lund and her husband, Donald Campbell, of Issaquah, Wash.; Six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
No funeral service is planned, but a family gathering will be held later to celebrate her life. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Legacy Tree Program, Seattle Parks Foundation 860 Terry Ave N, #231, Seattle, WA 98109 or online at www.seattleparksfoundation.org. Please visit her online memorial at http://bartonfuneral.com/2009/12/07/dorthyan-lund/.