Archive for Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Dorothy Huntsman

June 21, 2000


Hutchinson Memorial services for Dorothy Ann (Melland) Huntsman, 68, Hutchinson, were Saturday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson.

Mrs. Huntsman died Monday, June 12, 2000, at her home.

She was born Oct. 14, 1931, in Casper, Wyo., the daughter of Con and Madeline (Martegane) Melland. She graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1949 and earned a master's degree in creative writing from Wichita State University in 1984.

Mrs. Huntsman had been a reporter for the San Angelo (Tex.) Standard-Times and the Hutchinson News.

She also had operated a film transfer and desktop publishing business.

She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Democratic Women's Club, contemporary literature class at the Hutchinson Library, Hutchinson Art Assn., Dillon Nature Center, Audubon Society and Nature Conservancy.

Mrs. Huntsman served on the boards of the Reno County Historical Society, Interfaith Housing and Hutchinson Public Library, and was on the executive board of KPTS Channel 8.

She married Frank A. Huntsman on Oct. 14, 1976, in Hutchinson. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Jefferson Melland Brown, Pinedale, Wyo.; three daughters, Regan Marie Brown, Austin, Tex., Rebecca Pyle, Salina, and Cordelia Brown, Eudora; a brother, Robert Con Melland, Denver; a sister, Mary Alice Melland, Green Valley, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Reno County Historical Society, Hutchinson Art Assn. or Hospice, sent in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson 67501.

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