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Dorothy Louise Airth

September 18, 1936 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 85)


Dorothy was born on September 18, 1936 in Norwood, MA.

She was the youngest of seven children to Oscar Ragnar Eklund who was born in Sweden, and Elna Ali Carlson who was born in Finland. Mom was a proud first generation American citizen who loved her God, family, country, and heritage. She out lived all of her siblings and parents, a testimony of how well she loved and honored her father and mother. While many family members and friends were ill, Sue would selfessly care for them and their families throughout the decades. This was her ministry. We affectionately called her "Florence Nightingale"! She shined caring for her loved ones. Her favorite verse was "The JOY of the LORD is my strength." (Neh. 8:10)

She was a devoted mother to her two daughters, Cheryl and Robin, and her son Alan. "Gigi" cherished her grandchildren, Nicole Marie and Christopher Daniel as well as her beloved great granddaughters, Kameron Marie, Grace Ashton, and Audrey Marie. She was overjoyed with her great-great granddaughters, Kyra Nicole and Azariah Catherine Elizabeth Benjamin. 

She was thrilled to see her beautiful great-great grandbabies for the very first time while she was recovering. They were a breath of fresh life, just what she needed to boost her spirits!

Mother worked tirelessly throughout her life in the food service industry. She was always serving others. She loved to cook and bake and see her family gathered around the table for the holidays. 

Mom loved to sing! She was a part of her church choirs throughout her life. She also sang with the "Sweet Adelines" and travelled for a few years competing. 

Finally, we give all glory to our Heavenly Father because mother NEVER had covid nor was she ever vaccinated. We believe in the power of the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ by whose stripe we have been healed. (Is. 53:5; 1 Pe. 2:24)

In lieu of flowers we are asking people to please donate to her Go Fund Me Funeral Cost " for funerals here and in MA


Celebration of Life
January 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Rock Church
640 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Interment at a later date

Highland Cemetery
320 Winter Street
Norwood, MA 02062

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