DECEMBER 31, 2014


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Dorothy S. Kauhl
February 8, 1924 – December 18, 2014

Dorothy Softley Kauhl, age 90, died at her home near State College, Pennsylvania on December 18.  Born in Grafton, Nebraska she began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse nearby.  After graduating from the University of Nebraska, she taught in American Service Schools in Germany where she met Syracuse, New York native Herbert P. Kauhl.  They married in 1953. 

Dorothy taught in Alcoa, Tennessee; Princeton, New Jersey; and Waynesboro and State College, Pennsylvania.  She retired in 1987 after 36 years of teaching. In retirement the Kauhls wintered 20 years at their Desert Palms condo in Carefree.  They also travelled extensively with Elderhostels and maintained a remarkable garden around their Pennsylvania home.  

Members of the State College Presbyterian Church, in Arizona they were active first at Desert Hills and then Pinnacle Presbyterian churches.  A memorial service will be held at the State College church on Jan. 10.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Herb, her two daughters and a granddaughter.