Dorothy Kuhn |

Dorothy Kuhn


A funeral service was 1 p.m. Friday in Riverside, Calif., for Gardnerville resident Dorothy Kuhn, 83, who died Dec. 30, 2010, of Alzheimer’s disease in Gardnerville.

Born Feb. 17, 1927, in Detroit, Mich., to Charles M. and Dorothy L. Valentine, she was a skilled architectural and technical illustrator of everything from the churches her father designed in downtown Detroit to weapons training manuals for Jam Handy.

She met her engineer husband Bill while working in his office and the couple were married May 17, 1952, in Detroit, Mich.

With five children, she returned to college and completed a degree in urban design. She operated a business, Deus Design. She was devoted to helping the forgotten poor. Her children accompanied her often in this, from Los Angeles ghettos to toting bricks for the construction of an orphanage in Mexico.

She is preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by her children Bill, Carla, Britta, Helene, and Kate.

Services are 1 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements are in the care of Weifel’s & Son in Palm Springs, Calif.