Dorothy Mae Fitzgerald
Dorothy Mae Fitzgerald, 91, died January 24, 2013, in Tulsa, OK, from natural causes.
Dorothy Mae was born May 16, 1921, in Philip, S.D., to Benjamin Lafayette and Irene Matilda (Haagensen) Carr. She grew up in Philip and was the 1939 High School Homecoming Queen.
She was married briefly to Carl “Jack” Wampler, of Philip, and upon divorce (scandalous for the time) married William P. Fitzgerald. Dorothy and Bill were married for 57 years at the time of his passing in 2005. Much of their married life was spent in Los Angeles, CA, where Dorothy was active in the PTA, Kappa Lambda Phi (charitable sorority) and the Order of the Eastern Star, and where she loved to entertain visiting family and friends. They also resided in New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia; Meridian, Jackson, and Gulfport, MS, and retired to Port Orchard, WA.
Dorothy is survived by her two children, Mark, San Diego, CA, and Tara Urich (Andrew), Tulsa, OK; five grandchildren: Haley Parpart (Brandon) and Jarrett Fitzgerald, and Anson, Truman and Theodore Urich; one great-granddaughter: Elsie Parpart; two nieces: Patricia Carr and Judith Gittings; one nephew: Marshall Carr; and numerous cousins and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and six siblings: Millard, Maury, Bill, Harry, Helen Medley and Inez Simmonds; and one nephew: Tom Carr.
Dorothy Mae has several special places where her remains will be sprinkled: Puget Sound, WA, with some of Bill’s remains, Philip, SD and her urn will be interred with Bill’s in a family plot in Philadelphia, PA.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 2020 S Saint Louis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120.