Dorothy Lee Zastrow, 87, of Brookings, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on the morning of Dec. 25, 2019. Dorothy was born Aug. 12, 1932 in Monmouth, Oregon to Ray and Margaret White. Her family moved to Arlington, Oregon and that is where she met her husband of 70 years, Stanley Zastrow. They moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1955 and in 1972 they relocated to Brookings with their five children.
Dorothy had a strong faith in GOD, and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1958 in Fairbanks, Alaska, she was well known for sharing her faith with all she met. Her hope is to be reunited with her family when GOD calls her name and resurrects her to life on a Paradise earth as promised in the Bible. (John 5:28,29)
Dorothy was an avid reader, she loved flowers and chocolate, but she especially loved people. She was well known for her hospitality, there was always a cookie jar full of cookies, an extra place at the dinner table and an extra bed for all who visited.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 70 years, Stanley Zastrow, of Brookings; daughter Marta (Patrick) Wilson of Lakewood, Colorado and sons Jim Zastrow of Wasilla, Alaska, Bob Zastrow (Verna) of Valdez, Alaska, John Zastrow of Portland, Oregon, Richard Zastrow (Jerilyn) of Brookings, Oregon; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by all.
A memorial service will be held on Jan. 18 at 2pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1208 Ransom Ave. Brookings, Oregon.