Dorothy Pearl (Goff) Friend, 88, of Oakland, passed away at WV Caring Hospice in JW Ruby Hospital. Born on January 17, 1930, in Newburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Sylvia (Knotts) Goff.
Dorothy loved people and was “mother” to many local and “Fresh Air” program children. She loved to bowl and was a member of the Ladies Tuesday Bowling League in her younger years. She was employed by Sterling Faucet, as a nanny and as a helper to her husband, Leo, who was a carpenter. Dorothy enjoyed working outside gardening and tending her flower beds. She had a very generous spirit, always trying to give to and help others. She attended Pine Grove Church of the Brethren.
Dorothy is survived by Geoffrey Reams of Oakland; a niece, Linda Brewer of Gladesville; a nephew, Todd and Deleta Friend of Oakland; a sister-in-law, Violet Hoye of Oakland; and very special friends, Ross and Marie Sines and Bill and Shelia Wallace; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Friend; three brothers, William Goff and wife Margaret, Lewis E. Goff andWalter D. Goff; three sisters, Clara Brewer and husband Dean, Thelma Bolyard and husband Ray, and Ethel McDaniel and husband Donald.
Friends will be received at the C & S FREDLOCK FUNERAL HOME, in Oakland, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17. A funeral service will be held at Pine Grove Church of the Brethren at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, with Pastor Gary Clem officiating. Interment will be in Taylor Sines Cemetery.
Dorothy’s family would like to thank the staff at WV Caring Hospice for the compassion and care given to Dorothy during her short stay at JW Ruby Hospital.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Garrett County, PO Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550.