DOROTHY JEANNE CHELLMAN MCDONALD
January 19, 1924 to July 31, 2014
By Margaret McDonald-Stewart
A curious nature and a sense of style
Dorothy travelled through her life and this world with a curious nature and a sense of style. She died peacefully July 31, 2014. Born to Thelma Evertsen Chellman and William Chellman in Chicago Illinois in 1924, she was raised in a bungalow on Wrightwood Avenue. Her close Scandinavian family supported and encouraged each other during the Depression and nurtured an unending love affair with dogs.
Dorothy graduated from Wright Junior College and earned a scholarship to Northwestern University. It was at Northwestern that Dorothy’s inveterate and die-hard liberalism was nurtured and grew to be an integral part of her personality. Dorothy worked through her college days at a variety of enjoyable jobs including as a Harvey Girl waitress at the Grand Canyon El Tovar Lodge and pivotally, for the Weisman Travel Agency. (Picture above left is a shrine made in Dorothy’s honor for a memorial brunch.)
A Saks Fifth Avenue Wedding Hat