Northwest NEWS

April 23, 2001


Dolly McMurtrey

Dolly Louise Hawks McMurtrey of Redmond died April 17, 2001, at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. She was 72.
   Mrs. McMurtrey was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Seattle and was a graduate of West Seattle High School. On Jan. 28, 1947, she married Lawrence J. McMurtrey in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
   Mrs. McMurtrey worked with her husband at their Christmas tree farm and on other ventures and supervised their teen-age children in starting a firewood business. She also designed two homes. Mrs. McMurtrey was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as a teacher in the primary and Sunday School and as a leader of the women's Relief Society. She volunteered at the Seattle temple for 13 years and spent a 14-month senior mission at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, teaching patrons to use computers for genealogical research.
   She enjoyed painting, quilting and gardening.
   In addition to her husband, survivors include her sons Glenn J. McMurtrey of Honolulu, Gary W. Chesterfield of Ohio and David Scott McMurtrey of Loveland, Colo., and families; her daughters Kathi McMurtrey of Bothell, LuAnn Summers of Queen Creek, Ariz., and Jana Sifuentes of Redmond, and families; her brothers Clarence Vern Hawks, Sterling Hawks, Jerry Hawks and Richard Hawks, all of the Seattle area; 29 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   A funeral service was held April 23 at the Cottage Lake Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
   Remembrances may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church Education revolving fund, 15327 184th Place NE, Woodinville, WA 98072.