Dorothy Louise Prouty, 88, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill.
Born February 7, 1925 to Holland and Dorothy Coffin in Natick, Massachusetts, she lived her early years in Littleton, Massachusetts. She was a graduate of Simmons College in 1946. That same year, Dorrie married Langdon Prouty Jr., of Littleton. They lived in Harvard,Massachusetts during the early years of their marriage. Dorrie and Lang moved to Long Island, New York in 1962 and spent the next 31 years there, where they raised their three children. Upon retirement, they moved to Durham and relocated to Carol Woods in 1998. Dorrie taught elementary school for 21 years on Long Island. She received the Teacher of the Year award in 1990. In retirement, she was active in the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Durham, NC. She was an avid gardener, an accomplished writer who enjoyed travels to Russia, China and Europe.
She is survived by her children Megan (Lou) Drake of Virginia Beach, Va, Mark Prouty (Bonnie) of Burke, VA, and Heather (Jon) Reed of Maryville, TN; grandchildren, Katharine (Mike) Mayer of Woodbridge, VA, Edward (Alison) Prouty of Houston, TX, Jennifer (Chris) Lucas of Sterling, VA, Peyton Reed of Maryville, TN and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Carol Woods Charitable Fund (Carol Woods Charitable Fund, 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514).
A memorial service will be held at the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Durham, NC at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013. A reception will follow at the Carol Woods Retirement Community social lounge.