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Catherine Dorsey

Catherine Butler (Dropsey) Dorsey, 95, Grand Rapids, Mich., died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Porter hills Presbyterian Village in Grand Rapids.
A native of Kokomo, she was born Nov. 26, 1908.
She studied music at DePauw University and earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education from Roosevelt University. She did course work at Indiana, Purdue, Chicago and Northwestern universities, and attended summer institutes at Iowa, Manitowoc, Mich., California and Notre Dame colleges, and the School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S.D.
She taught science and math in the Gary Public schools, Black Oak School in Calumet Township, and Highland High School. After retiring from GPS, she worked as a chemistry lab aide at Highland High School.
As a volunteer, she cataloged the Indiana University Northwest library collection on the computer, and made oral tapes for the blind through the Indiana State Library at Indianapolis. She was affiliated with City United Methodist Church in Gary and Woodmar UMC in Hammond.
She played cello in the Gary Symphony Orchestra and was a member of the Women’s Study Club, a musical and book review group, and Fortnightly Bridge Club in Salem.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Candace Catherine Methot; a granddaughter, and a great-grandson.
Survivors include three sons, David Dorsey of Fowler, John Dorsey of Nashua, Mont., and Richard Dorsey of Cedar Springs, Mich.; three daughters, Diane Dropsey Miller of Corydon, Pamela Gibson of Hobart and Betsy Goffiney of Fredonia, Wis.; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren, and six great-reat-grandchildren.
Commital service: Saturday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Mausoleum at Calumet Park Cemetery.
Arrangements: Kuiper Fuenral Home in Highalnd.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Roosevelt University of Chicago or to charity of choice.

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