Age: 91 Address: Little Switzerland, NC Date of Death: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Arrangements: Webb Funeral Home
Details: Dorothy Thonnesen Harper of the Little Switzerland Community, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at her residence.
Born on October 29, 1921 in Kings County, NY, she was the daughter of the late Edgar J. and Dorothy Cammerer Thonnesen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; Howard H. Harper Sr.. Mrs. Harper was a retired schoolteacher and a member of The Church of the Resurrection in Little Switzerland.
Mrs. Dorothy Harper is survived by her daughters; Beth Smith and husband JT, from Piney Flats, TN and June Harper Stegall and husband Steve from Mt. Hood, OR, sons; Howard Jr. and wife Maritza of Little Switzerland and Derward B. and wife Karen of N. Beach, MD, and grandchildren; Michael Smith, Michelle Smith, Claritza Ortiz, Riverose Griffin, Liana Stegall and Arielle Stegall.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Memory Garden of The Church of the Resurrection in Little Switzerland, NC. The Rev. Bob Hansel will be presiding.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Mitchell County Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Spruce Pine.
Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website; www.webbfh.com., selecting Mrs. Harper’s name and then you may sign her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine, NC is assisting the Harper family.