Dorothy J. Gilligan

July 4, 1922 - March 31, 2019

Dorothy J. Gilligan, 96, Coalport, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Beaver Valley, daughter of William and Millcent (McCracken) Shope. She married Earl H. Gilligan in 1939, and they shared 61 years of marriage until his death on Feb. 21, 2001.

Surviving are a daughter, Jetta Borg, and husband, Rolf, in Sweden; and a brother-in-law, Carl Gilligan of Coalport .

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Elden, Garrie and John; and four sisters: Thelma, Wilberta, Olive and Margaret.

Dorothy worked as a telephone operator for Clearfield & Cambria Telephone Co. for many years. She also was a homemaker.

She was a member of Beaver Valley United Methodist Church, where she held many offices.

Dorothy loved to sew and crochet. She also enjoyed traveling and traveled to 49 states in her RV with her husband.

The family would like to thank Jill Wrye and family, the Miles family, Neleen McMasters and the staff of the 10th Floor at UPMC Altoona.

Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service today,

April 3, 2019, at the Lloyd Dimmick Funeral Home Inc., Irvona, the Rev. Thomas McGill officiating. Interment will follow in Beaver Valley Cemetery, Flinton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Beaver Valley United Methodist Church, 1466 Beaver Valley Road, Flinton, PA 16640.