Dorothy Kappel

Librarian, 81Dorothy Kappel, 81, of Bellevue, Wash., died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 in Bellevue.

Mrs. Kappel was born April 14, 1923, in Seattle.

In 1965 she married Charles Kappel in California. He died in 1981.

Mrs. Kappel worked as a librarian until she retired in 1974. The family moved to Astoria in 1975, where she worked in the Astoria Public Library until 1993. She moved to Bellevue in 2000 to be nearer family.

She was a member of the Lions Club, American Red Cross, Red Hat Society and Eastgate Congregational United Church of Christ.

According to family members, she never knew a stranger and was involved in many activities until her last days.

Mrs. Kappel is survived by one son, Stephen Kappel of Morse, Minn.; two daughters, Katherine Wheeler of Wallowa and Kris Bledsoe of Bellevue; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her twin brother, Paul Nielsen, in 2001.

A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Eastgate Congregational United Church of Christ in Bellevue.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastgate Congregational United Church of Christ, 15318 S.E. Newport Way in Bellevue, WA 98006.

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