Dorothy Miller Tatman
Dorothy Miller Tatman, born Dorothy Thomas, Sept. 15, 1923, in Takoma Park, Md., died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in Naples, Fla.
Attending schools in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Florida, she graduated from St. Petersburg High School. She returned to Washington to work for the Office of the Adjutant General, U.S. Army, during World War II, resigning in November 1945.
After several years as a homemaker, Dorothy spent the following 23 years with Sears, Roebuck & Co., retiring in 1977 as administrative assistant to the credit sales manager, Washington Credit Central.
Pursuing her avocation, Dorothy began a new career as a Realtor and an associate broker, moving to Annapolis, Md., and becoming active in the Anne Arundel County Board of Realtors, serving on many committees, including Community Service, Ethics, Professional Standards and Legislative. She was elected president in 1990 and Realtor of the Year in 1991.
Retiring in 1996, she was able to pursue her lifetime interests in music, art and the theater and her new interest in golf, spending winters in Naples, Fla., and summers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, then in Southern Pines and Pinehurst.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Frank J. Tatman; two sons, Gary Gillespie (Lucretia Myers), of Lakeland, Fla., and David De Jong (Tracy), of Rockville, Md.; daughter Gayle Gillespie, of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; a stepson, Jack De Jong (Dorothea), of Annandale, Va.; three brothers, Stan Thomas (Doris), of Lake City, Fla., Dick Thomas (Karen), of Las Vegas, and Frank Thomas (Diane), of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Interment will be private, at Parklawn Memorial Park, in Rockville, Md.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the National Asthma Center, 1400 Jackson St., Denver, CO 80206. Online condolences may be made at www.fullerfuneralhome.com.