Niagara Gazette


July 3, 2013

Dorothy Moreland


Dorothy (nee Swendsen) Moreland, 84, of Sanborn, NY, went on angels wings to be with her late husband on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in Niagara Hospice House in Lockport, NY. Born on December 14, 1928 in Narrowsburg, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Viola (Skinner) Swendsen.
Mrs. Moreland came to Niagara Falls, NY as a child with her family and attended local schools. On October 5, 1946, Dorothy married James Moreland, Sr. in Niagara Falls, NY. He predeceased her on March 8, 2008. For fifteen years, she was employed by the General Motors Corporation, until her retirement in 1981. In 1976, Mr. and Mrs. Moreland moved to Sanborn, NY, where she resided until her passing. Dorothy was very loving and always looked after her family, which was the most important aspect of her life. She cherished her time on her sun porch with loved ones. Mrs. Moreland enjoyed crocheting and quilting blankets, in which many were donated to Niagara Hospice as well as collecting angels. Dorothy also enjoyed riding motorcycle with her late husband and traveling with the Ismailia Shrine Motor Corp. The Moreland family wishes to extend their sincerest gratitude to the staff of Niagara Hospice who all are so very loving and treated Mom like their own family.
Mrs. Moreland is survived by three children, Jacklin (Gary) Wendt of Alabama, James (Shirley) Moreland, Jr. of Pendleton, NY and Brenda (Patrick Khoury) Lands of Sanborn, NY and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dorothy is also survived by five sisters; two brothers; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two brothers.
There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Friday, July 5th at 12:30 PM in the Chapel of Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery, 5871 Military Road, Lewiston, NY, with committal prayers to follow at her gravesite. Bryan G. Meahl, Chaplain with Niagara Hospice, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094. Arrangements have been entrusted to OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007).
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