2013-10-10 / Obituaries

Dorothy Alice Hayes Burley McCune

Dorothy was born March 7, 1915 in Alhambra to Ernest P. and Alice Hayes Burley. She passed away on Sept. 12, 2013.

Her mother was from Virginia and her father from England. Dorothy was the first of seven children. She had four brothers and two sisters who she helped raise during the Great Depression. Her brothers are Ernest, Gilman, Malcolm and Cameron (who currently lives in Mariposa). Her sisters are Beatrice and Rosalyn.

Dorothy grew up in Southern California and attended Wilmington High School, Pasadena City College and then graduated from the University of La Verne. There she met and married Glen Isaac Mc- Cune on June 28, 1941 in Willmar, Calif. Glen attended Seminary in Chicago and Dorothy worked at Sears to put him through graduate school.

They moved back to California where Dorothy taught elementary school in the Bakersfield area and then Porterville, Elderwood, Woodlake, and Atwater. They adopted a son, Cameron M. Mc- Cune on a trip to Calgary, Canada, in 1946 where Glen had been raised. Upon retirement, Glen and Dorothy moved to their ranch in Mariposa where they lived until Glen passed away at age 91 on May 7, 2002.

Dorothy moved to the Morningside home in Fullerton on April 7, 2003 to be near her only son Cameron and his wife, Lorri.

She is survived by sister Rosalyn Henderson of Portland, her brother Cameron Burley of Mariposa, her son Dr. Cameron McCune and his wife Dr. Lorri S. McCune, of Rancho Mirage, granddaughter Carrie McCune Schmidt of Sonora, grandson Patrick McCune of Modesto, granddaughter Delaney McCune (currently attending UC Davis), great granddaughters Ella and Sarah Schmidt of Sonora and Lorri's two sons, Michael and Matthew Young of Orange County.

Dorothy loved musicals, opera and gospel music and sang in numerous choirs over the years. She was an avid reader and had a gift of finding the good in everyone.

She loved living on their ranch in Mariposa near Striped Rock with her husband Glen.

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