Dorothy Dragoo, B.S. '66
Dorothy Dragoo of Beaverton passed away peacefully on Jan. 9 after an extended illness. Dorothy was born in Portland at St. Vincent Hospital. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy and received a B.S. in nursing from the University of Portland in 1953. She earned her M.S. in nursing from OHSU in 1966. She spent her entire career working as a nurse in the operation room at St. Vincent Hospital, retiring in 1996. Dorothy loved to travel extensively, visiting Russia, China, Europe and Australia. She also loved cruising, traveling to Alaska and through the Panama Canal. After retiring, she volunteered with the FISH program and the SMART reading program. She also volunteered at the Elsie Stuhr Center in Beaverton and the SHIBA program for seniors. Dorothy was the ultimate caregiver and was always helping family and friends who fell on hard times. She was a regular at the Beaverton farmers' market in the spring and summer, enjoying all the fresh produce. She loved live theater and held season tickets to many local theaters and the symphony. Dorothy also enjoyed the Trailblazer games and the original Timbers soccer team holding season tickets to both venues for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Philip Dragoo in 1976; and her mother, Hilma Blake; and father, John Scheel. She is survived by sons, John Marcus of Beaverton and James Brian of Gresham. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mary's Academy, University of Portland School of Nursing or Providence St. Vincent Hospice. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m., at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church in Beaverton at 5105 S.W. Franklin Ave.