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Obituary - Dorothy Cyr Million

Dorothy Cyr Million passed away July 15, 2010, at the age of 95.

Born in Town Harbors, Minn., Aug. 4, 1914. Dorothy lived in Duluth, Minn., for 40 years. She was married to Frank Perfetto, widowed and married Charles Guy Million. She raised a family and was active in the local community center, Lutheran Church and was an advocate for the blind. At age 50, she went to technical school and started a medical career.

She was widowed a second time, and in 1967, moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where she worked at Mercy Hospital while using her vacations to travel to Central and South America, bringing medical supplies and assisting local medical groups. She was active in the local chapter of WBPA and was nominated for he “Iowa Mother of the Year Award.”

She was a delegate to the first World Women’s Conference held in Mexico City and established friendships for life. She retired in 1979 and moved to New Mexico.

Her travels continued and the only place she had left on her list was the Far East. Everyone shared in the photographic journal of her life.

She lived the last 12 years in Pagosa Springs, Colo., where she passed away at the Pine Ridge Extended Care Center.

Children are: Betty Johnson, Burrell (deceased) Fay Rogers (deceased) Wayne, Frank Perfetto, Audrey Whitman, Art, Dewey (deceased), Dennis and Jeanne; 20 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be held in Two Harbors, Minn.