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Dorothy "Dottie" Alice (Ensley) Bircher

April 4, 1923 September 7, 2013
Dorothy "Dottie" Alice (Ensley) Bircher
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Obituary for Dorothy "Dottie" Alice (Ensley) Bircher

Dorothy “Dottie” Alice (Ensley) Bircher passed away at her home in Brookings on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the age of 90. She was born on April 4, 1923 to Elvin Leland and Alice Margaret Ensley in Walnut Grove, California and attended school in Courtland, California. On July 4, 1941 Dottie married Henry “Hank” Alexander Bircher. During their marriage they lived in several states and Kwajalein, part of the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific. When Hank retired in 1982, they moved to Brookings, Oregon where she resided for the last 31 years. Surviving include her three sons, Larry A. Bircher of Brookings, Ore., Jerry L. Bircher and his wife Gayle of Folsom, Calif., and Henry L. Bircher and his wife Gloria of Ogden, Utah, six grandchildren, Melvin, Alice, Damon, Katherine “Katie”, Ryan and Rebecca, and four great-grandsons, Andrew, Brandon, Jordan and Deegan. Dottie was preceded in death by her husband Hank, her sister Bernice Fay, and her brother Elvin Leland, Jr. The family would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to Mary Jane Brown and Coastal Home Health & Hospice for the excellent care and comfort they provided Dottie. Friends may visit the family from 2 – 4pm on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Redwood Memorial Chapel, 1020 Fifield Street, Brookings, Oregon. Private interment will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Dottie’s memory to Relay For Life of Curry County, 31 W. 6th St., Medford, OR 97501 or online at Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at

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