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Dorothy E. Pinkney
Nome resident Dorothy E. Pinkney, 59, died Feb. 11, 2008, at the home of her sister in Avon, N.Y., under hospice care.
Burial will be in the spring in Grace Cemetery, Castile.
She was born April 1, 1948, in Warsaw, N.Y., the daughter of Lauren and Marian Perry Pinkney. She was employed as a physical therapist with Norton Sound Health Corp. in Nome for 17 years.
She graduated third in her class from Letchworth Central School in Gainesville, N.Y., in 1966. She worked alongside her father on the family farm in Castile and was active in 4-H. She showed cattle and was a member of the New York State Dairy Judging Team for several years. She was named Miss Holstein in the 1970s.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. She then received a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in physical therapy from D'Youville College in Buffalo, N.Y. While at D'Youville, she won a research award from the college for her cultural research on the Alaska people. She was recently awarded her doctorate in physical therapy.
She was a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She recently won an award for her clinical excellence and respect for and service to the Alaska people. She was a member of the Castile United Church of Christ and was affiliated with the Nome Assembly of God.
Surviving are her sister, Linda (Jack) Badami of Avon; aunt, Ida Sweet; cousins, the Rev. Larry (Marcy) Burke, Faith (Tom) Terry, Paulette (Cal) Schierer, Pat Burke; and many cousins and extended family; good friends, Kay Bias of Anchorage, Merriam Aidross of Nome and Dr. Liu and her Nome Assembly of God family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John J. Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228-1198 or Providence Alaska Cancer Center, 3200 Providence Drive, Anchorage 99508.
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