Dorothy (Dottie) Morgan Dew passed on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Candle Light Cove in Easton, Md. She had recently celebrated her 90th birthday with her children, grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Dottie was born on Jan. 6, 1932 in Seaford. Her parents were Mae and Leroy Morgan. The youngest of five children (Betty, Oliver, Frank, Eddie, Dottie), she graduated from Seaford High School in 1949. Dottie enjoyed school and loved all of her classes except Problems of Democracy (POD). A talented actress and singer, she starred in plays and sang in the chorus.  In addition, she was an energetic cheerleader.

Not long after high school (1950), Dottie married the love of her life – James (Jimmie) Dew. They enjoyed 50 loving years of marriage. Jimmie and Dottie led an active social life, spent many summers in their beach home, and traveled extensively in their RV. Dottie had a number of hobbies: painting, needlework, ceramics, bridge, and golf, to name a few. She won the Caroline Country Club Women’s Championship in 1986, sinking a hole-in-one!

Dottie had an infectious smile and laugh, a wry sense of humor, and a young-at-heart personality. She was just plain fun to be around – even her teenaged children enjoyed her company! She was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.

Dottie was preceded in death by her husband Jimmie (2000). She is survived by her children, Debra Dew (Terry Gano), Michael Dew (Barbara Bender), and Gerri McGuire (Bill McGuire); her grandchildren, Patrick Kelley, Jeremy Kelley (Sherrie), Brandon Dew (Odalys), Jaclyn Dew, Kaitlin Millhench (Aaron), Michael McGuire, and Logan McGuire; and great-grandchildren, Luca Dew, Ethan Dew, Phelan Millhench, Poppy Millhench, and Scarlett Kelley.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Easton, Md.  Burial will be private. 

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