Beatrice Dorothy (Dordi) Round 1920-2015
OBITUARY from The Curry Coastal Pilot, Brookings OR July 31, 2015
Beatrice Dorothy “Dordi” Round passed from her toils on July 28, 2015.
Dordi was born Aug. 18, 1920, in
A trained elementary teacher before World War II, her first teaching was done in the Industrial Midlands of England for as many as 50, five-year-old students, frequently in bomb shelters sitting in the dark singing songs, learning times tables and telling stories. She had a gift for engaging young children in learning.
In 1949 she became an exchange
Dordi came to
She moved to Happy Camp and became close to the Forbes family.
Dordi never married but loved
her dogs; she lived a long Christian life. Her hobbies were eclectic: She was
involved in the St. George Reef Lighthouse restoration project;
No public memorial is planned.
Submitted by friends.
Telelaget: The First Hundred
Years (2007) Pp. 140 &141
— Lorna Anderson
From: Telelaget: The First Hundred Years (2007) Pp. 140 &141 — Lorna Anderson
Often during her childhood and youth, when
Dordi came home with more shells for her collection or pieces of quartz or
amethyst, her “mum” would say, “You began collecting shells when you were six
months old. I wonder when you are going to stop.” Dordi has not stopped yet,
with the best of her fossils on display in the
Dordi has been deeply interested in
She wrote two family history books for her friend, Helen Houkom Forbes, translating from letters, old records, and Rikard Berg’s biography of Ole Bjørnsen Houkom, a great-great grandfather. She also translated Everyday Life in Telemark. The books, They Came from Kviteseid -Volumes I & II have been posted on the web and added on the Telelag site.
In 1987 Dordi wrote a letter to then president of Telelaget, Glenn Nelson, wondering if she could become a member. We welcomed her into the Telelag, and in appreciation of all the work she has done translating material for our Telesogas and for our Telemark to America books, she was given a lifetime membership.
Dordi went to
When Dordi’s father died, she changed jobs in
order to be near her mother and two brothers. She taught at
From 1951-1955 Dordi lived in
Dordi purchased her present home in
Dordi has shared her own delightful stories and some of her poetry in two books about her life, Memories and More Memories.
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