Mar 5, 2017 - By Matthew Daly, Associated PressDorothy Hunsberger of St. Stephen's died Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 81 years old.
Her memorial service is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton.
Dorothy Elizabeth Johnson was born Oct. 5, 1935 in Sumter, South Carolina, to Iverson and Zettie Johnson.
She was raised in Sumter, attending school there. She spent a lot of time at Myrtle Beach while growing up.
In 1967 she moved to California, where she met her husband, Homer Hunsberger.
In 1967 they moved to Everett, Washington, and a short time later moved to St. Stephen's whwere they remained.
They raised their family while ranching in the area.
Mrs. Hunsberger enjoyed working alongside her husband, branding, haying, gardening and fishing.
She was an active member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Riverton. Family members said loved her church family and was strong in her Christian faith.
While ranching she also worked as the manager of the Covered Wagon Drive-In Riverton, where her daughters worked with her.
Family members said she loved spending time with her family, especially during the holidays. Her children said the meals she prepared were "out of this world," and that her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the highlight of her life.
Dot Hunsberger is survived by her husband, Homer Hunsberger; sons Louis Lorick and wife Janet of Bishopville, South Carolina, Mike Poggis and wife Barbara of Riverton, and Jason Hunsberger and wife Janet of California; daughters Tammy Brown and husband Bob of Glendive, Montana, Denise Poggis of Riverton, Denise Hunsberger of Riverton, and Kristal Eckley and husband Troy of Riverton; 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Junior Johnson; and sons, Frank Lorick and Rocky Hunsberger.
Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home in Riverton (www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com).
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