Dorothy Jane Nelson Sinn

Dec. 4, 1923 – July 27, 2018

Graveside services for Dorothy Jane Nelson Sinn will be held Friday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Worland. Dorothy, 94, passed away July 27 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland.

She was born Dec. 4, 1923 in Basin. She grew up on the family farm on Elk Creek and graduated from Manderson High School in 1942.

She attended the University of Wyoming and studied business for one year. Dorothy joined the Army Nurses Cadet Corps in 1943 and graduated from the Montana State College School of Nursing on Oct. 1, 1946. World War II had ended before Dorothy received her commission. She returned to the family farm and helped care for her father until his death in 1961.

She married George Sinn Jr., whose family operated a farming/ranching operation next to her parent’s farm, on Dec. 26, 1954.

By the time her three children were born, the family had moved to the farm where Dorothy would spend the next 53 years.

Dorothy loved to garden; her flowerbeds became more extensive as the years passed and eventually grew to almost a half acre. She was fond of cats but absolutely loved her dogs.

Dorothy continued to live on the family farm long after her husband passed away. She passed on to her children her ability to grow things, her love of dogs, beautiful objects, her thirst for knowledge and love of reading, along with knowing how to work hard.

Three events shaped her life – the Great Depression, World War II and her father being bed-ridden for 15 years with Parkinson’s disease. The hardships taught her how to work, utilize everything available and save money. The three events gave her an understanding of the importance of family.

Her parents Albert and Martha Bosch Nelson, husband George Sinn Jr., brothers Len, Elmer and Bud Nelson, her son G. Albert Sinn, and her infant daughter, Sara Jean (Ivy’s twin) preceded Dorothy in death.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Timothy and Lynn Sinn; her daughter Ivy (Stephen Keefer) Sinn; brother Alvin Nelson; three sisters, Sally Mauer, Bert Seaman and Aggie Webb; one grandson and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers or plants, donations can be made to the New Hope Humane Society, c/o Bryant Funeral Home, Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.