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Dorothy Faye Sunderland

Dorothy Faye Sunderland (Blue) died on February 23, 2023 in Fort Collins, CO.

She was born to J. Everette and Fern Blue (Hitchcock) on September 18, 1954 in Vallejo, CA. She was the middle daughter with an older and younger brother, Frank and David respectively. Dorothy graduated from Napa High School in 1972.

She married Michael K. Sunderland on June 17, 1972. To this marriage 4 children were born; Joyce, Arwen, Donald, and Hollie. Dorothy was step-mother to Kyle, even though the step was never counted, she was his mother.

Dorothy and Michael lived in California and Nevada before settling in Northeast Nebraska where they ran the Town & Country Shopper advertising newspaper until it closed in 1997. After the closure they moved to Sidney, NE where they both worked for the local newspaper, then Cabela's. After completing a degree in health information management, Dorothy went to work for the Sidney hospital's medical records department. After working there a number of years, Dorothy went to work at the Sapp Bros truck stop, where she enjoyed meeting and chatting with the many travelers.

A stroke in 2020 forced Dorothy into an early retirement. After a series of hospital visits, Dorothy succumbed to life and joined her parents in heavenly slumber.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Michael of Sidney, NE. Her children: Joyce (James) Fisher of Buda, TX, Arwen Sunderland of Parker, AZ, Donald (Anne) Sunderland of Rocky Hill, CT, Hollie (Glen) Ahlers of Norfolk, NE, Kyle (Alicia) Sunderland of Columbus, NE. Grandchildren: Rachel, CJ, Samantha, Jordan, Sidney, Jaelyn, Skylar, Jagger, Cierra, Samuel, Zack, Kaitlyn, and Liam. Great-grandchildren: Alexander, Dakota, Sunny, and Jasper. Great-granddaughter, Ashlynn is due to be born in March 2023.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, father and mother-in law: Calvin and Barbra Sunderland, and great-granddaughter Maria.

Family wishes memorials be directed to Wounded Warrior Project or Disabled Veterans of America as Dorothy was passionate about our military members, or to your favorite and/or local animal shelter.


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