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Published February 03, 2013, 12:00 AM

Dorothy Harvey

Dorothy Davis Webster Harvey died peacefully at Riverview Place in Fargo on Friday, February 1. She was 97.

Dorothy was born in Galt, Ontario, October 25, 1915 to Charles and Maud Webster. In the 1930s she attended Glenville High School in Lakewood, Ohio before enrolling at the University of Michigan. There, she met William Harvey, who she married on Christmas Day in 1939. Dorothy and William lived in Maryland and New Jersey during World War II while William worked for Bell Labs and Western Electric. In 1949, with their three daughters Kathleen, Pam and Pat, they moved to Madison, Wisconsin and welcomed a son, Mark. From 1957 to 1984, the family resided in Manitowoc, Wisconsin where Dorothy wrote a weekly newspaper column under the bi-line "Sadie Snooper".

Dorothy Harvey

Dorothy Davis Webster Harvey died peacefully at Riverview Place in Fargo on Friday, February 1. She was 97.

Dorothy was born in Galt, Ontario, October 25, 1915 to Charles and Maud Webster. In the 1930s she attended Glenville High School in Lakewood, Ohio before enrolling at the University of Michigan. There, she met William Harvey, who she married on Christmas Day in 1939. Dorothy and William lived in Maryland and New Jersey during World War II while William worked for Bell Labs and Western Electric. In 1949, with their three daughters Kathleen, Pam and Pat, they moved to Madison, Wisconsin and welcomed a son, Mark. From 1957 to 1984, the family resided in Manitowoc, Wisconsin where Dorothy wrote a weekly newspaper column under the bi-line "Sadie Snooper".

During the 1960s, the family backpacked in Grand Teton and Glacier National Parks, which inspired Dorothy to a new calling as a grassroots environmental activist. From 1978 to 1986, she resided in Salt Lake City and urged reform of the Central Utah Project which threatened trout habitat.

Following William's death in 1996, Dorothy moved to Fargo and wrote about her experiences in the West. She donated her archive to the University of Utah in 2005.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, brother Charles, daughter Pam, and husband William. She is survived by her daughters Kathleen Piper and Patricia Beck of Salt Lake City, son Mark (Gretchen) of Moorhead, MN, granddaughters Jaclyn Piper and Tara Beck, and grandsons William and James Harvey.

A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on February 8 at Gethsemane Episcopal Cathedral, Fargo.

Donations can be made in Dorothy's memory to the Wyoming Wilderness Association (www.wildwyo.org) or High Country News (www.hcn.org).

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