Dorothy M. Robinson-Schlie, 69, died November 11, 2019, at her home in Beaver, Washington with her husband and Luna, her Golden Retriever, by her side.
At her request, no service or memorial will be held.
She was born June 8, 1950, in Tacoma, Washington to Thomas and Mabel Robinson. Dottie became a secretary right after graduation from Lakes High School in 1968. She met Gerald Schlie, her future husband, in 1978 and they married that same year while sailing in the British Virgin Islands. At the age of 39, she decided to attend Olympic College and earned her AS Degree. In 1995 they moved to Beaver.
Her interests included camping, fishing, motorcycle riding, gardening and music. She mostly enjoyed being surrounded by natural forests and watching the seasonal changes of plants and animals around her home.
Dorothy wanted to be remembered as described in the following:
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my
side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of
beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until
at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come to mingle with
each other. Then someone at my side says:
“There, she is gone!”
Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large
in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left
my side and she is just as able to bear the load of
living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And
just at the moment when someone at my side says:
“There, she is gone!” There are other eyes watching
her coming, and other voices ready to take up the
glad shout: “Hear she comes!”
And that is dying…
-Henry Van Dyke-
Donations may be sent to Assured Hospice, Port Angeles, Washington.