In memory of

Dorothy Edna Draper

Jan 5, 1930
Feb 23, 2017


Dorothy Edna Draper passed away on February 23, 2017, she was born Janurary 5, 1930 in Rupert, Idaho to Estil Patrick and Della Geneve Halpin. Dorothy was one of ten children. She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaching the people of the East Central States. After returning from her mission Dorothy attended Idaho State College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. Soon after graduation she moved to San Diego; some of her fondest career memories were of her days spent teaching elementary school. Later, Dorothy went on to get her Ph.D. in Psychology and worked as a Psychologist for the Barstow Unified School District until she retired in 1995.

On December 18, 1959 she married Kenneth Darrell Draper, a year later they welcomed their daughter, Tracille Geneve on a very special Christmas Eve. Dorothy is survived by her sisters, Ruth Follick and Trudy Shapiro, and Brother Patrick Halpin II, daughter, Tracy (Mark) Bybee, grandchildren, Rachel (Pete) Hawkins, great grandchildren, Eleanor and Neil Hawkins, Rivkah (KC) Raines, great grandchildren, Remy and Lochlan Raines, Joelle (Alex) Rane, and Samuel (Ashleigh) Bybee.

Dorothy was known as the "candy lady" at church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is now reunited with her sweet prince Kenneth Draper.

We look forward to the day when we will meet again.

Service Information

Funeral Service
Thursday March 9, 2017 1:15 PM
Viewing 12:45-1:15
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Ave S Salem, OR 97302

Dorothy will be laid to rest at Belcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum following the funeral service


Messages of Sympathy

  1. Gerry Roberts says:

    I miss Dorothy already. Love to your family

  2. Sandy and Chuck says:

    Tracy, Joelle just sent me the notice. Your Mom was a terrify lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    Dorothy left behind a wonderful legacy of loving family. Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with her arrangements.

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