Dorothy Roselea Marquardt McVay, 91, of North Platte passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Centennial Park Retirement Village.
Dorothy was born the fourth child in a family of ten siblings in the family to Clifford and Carolyn (Burns) Murray on April 9, 1928 in Curtis. When she was just a few weeks old the family moved to Kimball where Dorothy grew up and attended school through the 9th grade.
In May of 1943, the family moved to a farm near Venango and she attended high school there. While going to school in Venango, Dorothy traveled on the bus to North Platte to volunteer with the Canteen.
On Dec. 17, 1944 she married Herbert Marquardt at St. Francis, Kan. The couple moved to a farm south of Venango and lived there for 7 ½ years. Their three children, Darell, Carolyn, and Bonnie were all born while they lived there.
Dorothy was confirmed into St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Venango in the fall of 1945. She taught Sunday school there for eight years. Their church membership was transferred to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Julesburg. There she served one term as trustee.
Dorothy was a Gold Star member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Venango since 1947.
In the early spring of 1952, the family moved to a farm south of Julesburg, Colo. Dorothy lived there until the late summer of 1999, when she moved to North Platte, after the passing of Herbert on May 20, 1997.
On Nov. 17, 2001 Dorothy married Orville McVay and the couple resided in North Platte. Orville passed away July 3, 2009. Dorothy and both Herbert and Orville enjoyed winters in Arizona for several years.
Family was very important to Dorothy, she loved her family, and enjoyed spending time with her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her son, Darell (Cindy) Marquardt of North Platte; daughters, Bonnie (Jeff) Vancura of North Plate, and Carolyn (Steve) Smith of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Cora Maye (Alvin) Harmon of Imperial, Glenda (Don) Bradley of McCook, and Ardell (Ed) Befort of North Platte; grandchildren, Kimberly, Jason, Marla, Jay, Troy, Sherri, and Jenni; great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Kyle, Daisha, Kennedy, Taylor, Trevor, Caitlynn, Casey, Samantha, Alison, Logan, Kalatin, Kaely, and Anthony; three great-great-grandchildren; stepson, Jim McVay; step-grandson, Nicholas and son Hunter; brother-inlaw, Marvin (Lorraine) Marquardt; and sister-in-law, Elsie Pirrie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Herbert, and Orville; brothers, Donald, Wayne, Melvin, Dean, and Elmer; sister, Wilma; daughter-in-law, Deanna; granddaughter, Amy; brothers-in-law, Arthur and Herman Marquardt, Jim Benker, Morris Pirrie, and Albert Baurele; sisters-in-law, Hilda Benker, Mildred Baurele, and Maxine Marquardt.
Graveside Services will be on Thursday, April 18 at 11 a.m. MDT at the Julesburg Cemetery in Julesburg, Colo. with Rev. Bob Deardoff officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 17 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. with family receiving friends 5-7 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
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