Dorothy A. Bredeson, 92, of Auburn, passed away on June 8, 2023, at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center with her daughters by her side.
Dorothy was born September 28, 1930, to Charles and Lillian Simpson in Phelps, Wisconsin. When she was 12 years old her family relocated to the Kent Valley, and she graduated from Kent Senior High School in 1948.
After graduation, she worked for Northern Life Insurance Company in Seattle, riding the bus to work each day, until she married Larry W. Bredeson on August 29, 1951, at Kent Methodist Church. They were married for 51 years until his passing in 2002.
Their first home was in Anchorage, Alaska, while Larry served in the Army as a mechanic.
Dorothy was a homemaker and an excellent cook. She enjoyed combing through magazines and cookbooks for new recipes to try and passed along her love of good food to her three daughters. She also loved flowers and enjoyed caring for her gardens at their home. Until Larry’s passing, she was an active member of the United Methodist Women’s group and enjoyed making cookies, candy, and crafts for the Christmas bazaar and other events for the church.
Dorothy and Larry were members of the First United Methodist Church and Evergreen Antique Automobile Club of America. Together they enjoyed many adventures, amongst them camping with family and friends, and travels to Hawaii, Germany, Death Valley and Oklahoma to visit her sister, to name just a few. Annual camping trips to Kalaloch were a family tradition.
She was preceded in death by her husband Larry, and is survived by daughters Diane Carter of Auburn, Sharon Bredeson (Mitch Johnson) of Issaquah, and Sandra Blumberg of Satsop; grandchildren Tim, Kelli, Christopher, Melissa, Jeffery, and Daryl; great grandchildren Travis, Claire, Alex, Eric, Ethan and Aleena; Sister Jane Burris, Brothers Charles Simpson, James Simpson, and Jerry Simpson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will take place at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 29, 2023, at First United Methodist Church of Auburn.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memorandum may be made to Auburn First United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.