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Dorothy Anderson


Dorothy Ann “Andy” Anderson

Age 88, passed away on May 16, 2019 in Dana Point, CA.

Dorothy is now reunited with her beloved father Clyde Anderson, mother Anna Laura Anderson, sister Jean (William) Bourlier and brother Alfred Anderson.  She will be forever in the hearts of her loving nieces and nephews, Karen (Joe), Sharon (Robert), Julie, Jane (Lee dec.), William (Ann), Lisa (John) and John (Donna). Including 4 great nieces and 3 great nephews.

Dorothy was born in Detroit, Michigan, graduated from St. Anthony High School and continued her education at Mt. Carmel Hospital nursing program in Detroit.  Her nursing career started in the operating room at Mt. Carmel in the 1950’s.  She moved to Costa Mesa, California in the late 60s and worked as a private duty nurse where she led a team of caregivers for her dearest Mr. C for 20 years. Thankfully she had a team of caregivers who were devoted to her care and happiness as she suffered with dementia for the past 10 years.

Leisure time was spent traveling the world, golfing, entertaining the many guests that would visit her in southern California, helping her family back in Michigan, and enjoying life with many friends and their families. They affectionately called her “Andy”.  Interest in cancer research and healthcare, Dorothy humbly gifted organizations in the field.

In knowing Dorothy, you realize she was strong in her faith, smart in her decisions, and loving in her heart.  We will miss her but will meet her again in the life-after, where her health is restored and her “gift of gab” will be heard once more.  Thank you God for her place in our lives.

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for Joy. Spread your protection over the, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.  (Psalm 5:11)

California Arrangements

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from

9:30 am - 11:00 am with the funeral
service starting at 11:00 am at

Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary Chapel

3500 Pacific View Dr, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625.

Michigan Funeral Arrangements

The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019  

Instate 9:30am ~ Mass 10:30am

St. Edith Catholic Church 15089 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI.

Dorothy will be laid to rest at Parkview Memorial in Livonia, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Henry Ford Hospital Foundation.


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May 25, 2019

9:30 AM
St. Edith Catholic Church
15089 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

Funeral Mass
May 25, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Edith Catholic Church
15089 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

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