Age 84, of Bradford, NY, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 13, 2011.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Sunday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm; with funeral services on Monday at 11:00am at the Tyrone United Methodist Church; burial at Tyrone Union Cemetery.
Born in Bradford, NY on December 24, 1926 to Gladys and John (Rappleye) West, she went on to graduate from Bradford Central School in 1945 and later attended R.B.I.; receiving her Associates in Secretarial. On July 1, 1950 she married her high school sweetheart, Wilmar Huey.
In her early years of work she was a waitress at the Savona Diner, a clerk at Grants Department Store, and settled in as a secretary for Cornell Cooperative Extension in the Agriculture Department of Schuyler County. She retired from there in 1989.
She is survived by her son, Wilmar (Kathy) Huey of Watkins Glen, and her daughter, Kathleen (Mickey) Keefer of Bradford; granddaughters, Karena, Danielle, Amber, Jessica, Jillian, Jenna, and Juliana; and 10 great-grandchildren. Sister, Emily (Robert) Switzer of Bradford; brothers, John (Emma) West of Savona, Merton (Dorothy) West of Rochester;
sisters-and brother-in-law, Joan West of Bath, Kathy Huey of Hammondsport, Frank Huey of Albuquerque, NM; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilmar Linton Huey Sr. of 49 years; brother, Merle West (Bath); sister, Edna Barkley (Bradford); and granddaughter, Megan Philips (Watkins Glen).
Dorothy was the sponsor of the American Red Cross Blood Bank of Tyrone, a member of the Tyrone Women's Fire Auxiliary (past president), volunteer at the Mustard Seed Attic, Tyrone Food Pantry Coordinator, and held many various offices in the Tyrone United Methodist Church. She received many honors, such as the 1990 "Gold" RSVP Volunteer, the 2001 Outstanding U.M.W. Woman, and the 2002 Outstanding Service by Tyrone Fire Company, just to name a few.
Although her volunteer work was near and dear to her heart, her family always remained first. There weren't many concerts, plays, school fairs, and countless sporting events that were missed. She was the number one fan, traveling as far as Cleveland, Ohio on a bus filled with cheerleaders at the age of "78". She was truly a dedicated and loving mother, sister, grandmother, and friend always there at moments notice. You will be missed, but in our hearts forever.