Dorothy Lee Colella-Ullrich
Mar 21, 1940 – Mar 16, 2015
Born in Seattle March 21, 1940 and passed away in her Des Moines home March 16, 2015.
Dorothy took over the motherly duties of her 4 younger sisters at an early age & helped manage her father’s business, Sunnydale Construction. After the Port of Seattle bought her father’s land, they relocated the business to South Park. She retired in 1996. Her Italian heritage inspired her love for cooking spaghetti, Italian peppers with sausage & baking biscotti & pizzelle cookies. Dorothy had a zest for entertaining & was the happiest when surrounded family & friends. Dorothy touched many lives, she will be dearly missed.
She is preceded in death by her sister Augusta. She is survived by her loving husband Ron, brother Laurence (Betty), sisters Marie & Barbie (Ron), many nieces, nephews, dear friends & church families.
Family & friends will celebrate the life of Dorothy on Saturday March 28th at 10:00 AM Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 19030 - 8th Ave S, SeaTac WA. Burial at Riverton Crest Cemetery followed by a reception at Normandy Park Cove. Memorial contributions may be sent to Medic One or St Judes.
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