July 18, 1924 – May 18, 2018
Dorothy “Dottie” Kilbride (née Peterson) died peacefully at Sheridan Memorial Hospital on May 18, 2018 in Sheridan, WY at the age of 93. Dorothy was born on July 18, 1924 outside of Dagmar, MT on her parent’s farm. Her parents were Clarence and Eva (Larson) Peterson. After attending eight schools in twelve years, she graduated from Grenora High School in 1943. She taught for one year in a one room schoolhouse near Dagmar. She later married Myron “Mike” Kilbride in 1948, and began their life together in Williston, before returning to Grenora and raising their family. Dorothy enjoyed many club activities, including the American Legion Auxiliary, Gladys Helping Hand Club, and Toastmistress. She was an active and dedicated member of the St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Grenora, and taught Sunday School. She also enjoyed dancing to the sounds of her parent’s dance band. In her later years, she enjoyed watching her grandkids in all of their activities. Dorothy is survived by her six children, Pauline Kilbride, Grenora, ND, Penelope Kilbride, Grand Forks, ND, Pearl Kilbride (David Houghtby), St. Paul, MN, Priscilla Walden, Boise, ID, Portia Argent (Rocky), Temecula, CA, and Peter Kilbride (Erin), Dayton, WY, as well as her brother, Jerome Peterson (Sandy), Bellingham, WA. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Myron, her firstborn son, Patrick Kilbride, her sister Mildred Aspelund (Myrad), and her brother James Peterson (June). A memorial will be scheduled for July 13, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Grenora, ND with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dorothy’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Sunset Park Fund (PO Box 156, Grenora, ND 58845) or to the St. Olaf Lutheran Church Window Fund, (PO Box 218, Grenora, ND 58845). Online condolences may be written at www.championfh.com. The family would like to thank Sheridan Memorial Hospital and Brookdale Sugarland Ridge Assisted Living for all their loving care and dedication to her comfort. Arrangements are under the direction of Champion Funeral Home.