The following obituary was obtained through
Google Newspapers. It was published in
The Goldendale Sentinel 127th year, No. 43
October 26, 2006, Page 6
Dorothy May Young
"Dorothy May Young, 86, longtime resident of Goldendale,
died Oct. 21, 2006, at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles.
She was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Goldendale to Orrin L. and Pearl Blanche Woods.
Dorothy graduated from Roosevelt High School. On Dec. 28, 1938, she married George Bean.
He died Feb. 1960. In 1979, she married William F. Young, he died Jan. 31, 1994.
Dorothy worked at Niemi's Variety store for many years. She was a member of American Business
Women's Association and the Rebekah Lodge in Goldendale. She enjoyed crocheting and spending
winters in Arizona with her late husband.
Dorothy was preceded in death by two sons, Robert George and Eddie Allen Bean; a daughter Rosetta
Vest and two brothers, Olin and Oliver Woods.
Survivors include a son, Gerald (Jerry) Bean, of Goldendale; a daughter, Donna J. Walker of Yakima;
19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren and a sister, Bonnie
Dayton of Reno, Nev.
Graveside services were held Oct. 25 at Mt. View Cemetery, with Pastor Ken Akins officiating. Erdman
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."