Dorothy was born in 1920 in Providence, Rhode Island, to Robert and Esther Johnson. She attended Brown University and the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School.
She married Phil in 1944. While he was attending North Park Theological Seminary, Dorothy was secretary to school deans Nils Lund and Eric Hawkinson.
They served Covenant churches in Chicago; Buffalo, New York; Kingsburg, California; Omaha, Nebraska; and St. Petersburg, Florida. After Phil’s retirement from pastoral ministry in 1989, they moved to California where Phil served for five years as the first full-time chaplain at the Turlock Covenant Living Community.
Following Phil’s death, Dorothy moved to Covenant Living of Golden Valley.
Phil preceded Dorothy in death in December 2008, two months before their 65th wedding anniversary. Survivors include children Lois Satterberg (John), David Danielson (Karen); four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Interment will be at Turlock Memorial Park at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the Covenant Living of Golden Valley Benevolent Care Fund, 5800 St. Croix Avenue North, Golden Valley, MN 55422.