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Dorothy D. Kellar

Dorothy Dawkins Kellar was called home on December 14, 2008. 

She was born July 8, 1931 to Raymond and Lilly Dawkins in Sutter Creek, Calif., where she spent the first 18 years of her life. Upon graduation from high school, Mrs. Kellar came across the country to marry the love of her life Paul F. Kellar of Jamaica where she spent the remainder of her years.

Mrs. Kellar was a charter member of the Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, a member of the board of directors of the Middlesex County Public Library, active member of Urbanna United Methodist Church for many years, and most recently Forest Chapel United Methodist Church. 

She drove a school bus for the Middlesex County Public Schools for 23 years before retiring to take care of her ailing husband. Most recently, Mrs. Kellar was a most diligent volunteer for the Nearly New Thrift Shop in Urbanna, where all proceeds fund the Middlesex County Public Library.

As a young girl, Mrs. Kellar traveled over most of northern California and all across the country as she was raising her family of six children.  She enjoyed music and played several instruments by ear, including the piano, accordion and flute. She was an avid gardener and had a green thumb.

Mrs. Kellar was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Paul F. Kellar; and a grandson, Nathan L. Price. 

She leaves behind her children, Paul and wife Bonnie of Chesapeake, Kathleen of Gloucester, Bill and wife Stacey of Denville, N.J., Helen, David and wife Cindy, and Patrick and wife Suzie, all of Jamaica; nine grandchildren, Frank and Mike Evans, Joey, D.J., Rachel, Dylan, Jesse, Noel and Samantha Kellar; four great-grandchildren; a special niece, Mary Fisher Workman of Pisgah Forest, N.C.; and a number of good and faithful friends.

The family will hold a memorial service in celebration of Mrs. Kellar’s life on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. at Urbanna United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations be made in her name to Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 425, Saluda, VA 23149; or the Middlesex County Public Library, 150 Grace St., Urbanna, VA 23175.

posted 12.18.2008

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