GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                            Tuesday, April 3, 2007

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Brinkman, Dorothy A.

    Dorothy A. Brinkman, 94, of 1321 1st St. S., died of natural causes Monday at a local nursing home.
    Services are pending through Schnider Funeral Home.

Published in the Great Falls Tribune on 4/3/2007.

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BILLINGS’S GAZETTE                                           Tuesday, April 3, 2007

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Brinkman, Dorothy A.

    GREAT FALLS - Dorothy A. Brinkman, 94, of Great Falls, died Monday, April 2, 2007, at Missouri River Manor.
    Services are pending and will be announced by Schnider Funeral Home of Great Falls.

 

Published in the Billings Gazette on 4/3/2007.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                            Monday April 9, 2007

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Dorothy A. Brinkman

http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/images/Cobrands/GreatFallsTribune/Photos/4-9obbrinkman_04092007.jpg    Dorothy Arlene (Watkins) Brinkman, 93, of 1324 1st St. S., a flower-show judge, died of natural causes April 2 at Missouri River Manor.
    Her memorial service is 2 p.m. Friday at American Lutheran Church in Chinook, with burial in Kuyper Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home of Great Falls is handling arrangements.
    Survivors include her children, Betty L. Brinkman of Harrisburg, Pa., Fred Brinkman of Billings and Bill C. Brinkman of Great Falls; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
    Dorothy Arlene Brinkman was born May 8, 1913, in Chinook, the daughter of Elsie (Laughten) and Dale Baxter Watkins II. She spent her youth in Chinook and was a cheerleader at Chinook High School, graduating in 1933.

    She married her high-school sweetheart, Delfred M. Brinkman, on March 8, 1934.
Dorothy spent her early married life as a homemaker, and later helped with the ranch she and Del purchased. She loved to entertain and was an accomplished gardener. Dorothy became a flower-show judge and traveled in and out of the state, attending and judging flower shows. She was active in her church and community. As a member of Eastern Star, she became Worthy Matron and also served as Mother Advisor to the Rainbow Girls.
    After Del retired in the early 1970s, they moved to Bigfork and spent many summers there, with Dorothy enjoying bridge parties, gardening, visits from family and friends, and fishing on Flathead Lake. Winters were spent in Mesa, Ariz., where she enjoyed a rich social life. She was one of the famous Dancing Grannies that performed in the Phoenix area.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Del, and her only sibling, Dale Baxter Watkins III.
Condolences may be sent online to schniderfuneralhome.com and/or greatfallstribune.com/obituaries.

Published in the Great Falls Tribune on 4/9/2007.

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BILLINGS’S GAZETTE                                           Monday April 9, 2007

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Brinkman, Dorothy A.

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GREAT FALLS - Dorothy A. Brinkman, 93, of 1321 First St. S., died on Monday, April 2, 2007, at Missouri River Manor, due to natural causes.
A memorial service will take place at American Lutheran Church in Chinook on Friday, April 13, at 2 p.m. Schnider Funeral Home of Great Falls is handling arrangements.
Dorothy Arlene Brinkman was born May 8, 1913, in Chinook, Mont., the daughter of Dale Baxter Watkins II and Elsie (Laughten) Watkins. She spent her youth in Chinook where she was a high school cheerleader, graduating in 1934. She married her high school sweetheart, Delfred M. Brinkman, on March 8, 1934.
Dorothy spent her early married life as a homemaker, and later, helping with the ranch she and Del purchased. She loved to entertain and was an accomplished gardener. Dorothy became a flower show judge and traveled in and out of state, attending and judging flower shows. She was active in her church and community. As a member of Eastern Star, she became Worthy Matron and also served as Mother Advisor to the Rainbow Girls.
After Del retired in the early '70s, they moved to Bigfork and spent many summers there, with Dorothy enjoying bridge parties, gardening, visits from family and friends, and fishing on Flathead Lake. Winters were spent in Mesa, Ariz., where she enjoyed a rich social life. She was one of the famous Dancing Grannies that performed in the Phoenix area.
Surviving are her children, Betty L. Brinkman of Harrisburg, Pa., Fred Brinkman of Billings, and Bill C. Brinkman of Great Falls; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and her only sibling, Dale Baxter Watkins III.

Published in the Billings Gazette from 4/3/2007 - 4/9/2007.

 

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