Former longtime Weed resident Dorotha (Dorothea) Juanita Wyatt passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010 in Salem, Oregon.
Dorotha was born June 6, 1924 in Ozark, Arkansas to Harvey Leroy Sossamon, and Violet Arverlia (Casey).
Dorotha moved to Weed, with husband Don Wyatt, in 1963. Don owned and operated the Exxon Service Station in Mount Shasta and Pioneer Wrecking Weed.
Dorotha worked at the Y Restaurant. She owned her own businesses, The Curiosity Shop, on Main Street, and Dorothea’s Thrift Shop on N. Old Stage Road.
Dorotha will be remembered for the love for her family, her love of music, playing the guitar, singing and dancing.
She loved a good poker game and having family and friends over for barbecues and playing horseshoes. She loved gardening, being outdoors and showing off the little trinkets she collected.
She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Mary Kathryn Asher (Sossamon), Harvey Leroy Sossamon, Clifton Lacey, and Marceline Harris (Lacey).
She was also preceded in death by her husband Donald Francis Wyatt, her daughter Sherwin Constance Culbertson (Tackett) and her grandson Glen Alan Castillo.
Dorotha is survived by her daughter Janice Cartwright (Tackett), stepchildren Kirk Wyatt, Keith Wyatt and Lynda Wyatt Levine. Dorotha has 11 grandchildren, Daniel Boyd, Bill Culberston, Danyel Piva (Culbertson), Louis Downey, Dorena Moser (Castillo), Christopher Wyatt, Kyla Wyatt, Frazier Wyatt, Alicia L. Gay (Wyatt), Evan Breese, and Eric Breese; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great, great-grandchildren.
Interment will be at the Weed Winema Cemetery with her daughter Sherry, and near other family members.
No service will be held, but relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life Saturday, May 8 at 2 p.m. at the Grace Presbyterian Church, 1090 N. Davis Avenue in Weed.