Dorothy Marie Housden Shoemaker, 79, of Fulks Run, Va., died March 19, 2013, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born July 23, 1933, in Page County, and was a daughter of the late Leo Walter and Catherine Dinges Housden.
She worked for People’s Choice Answering Service in Harrisonburg before retiring. She had previously worked as a cook and for Rockingham Poultry. She was a member of Mountain Grove Church of the Brethren in Fulks Run and attended Faith Baptist Church in Broadway. She was a unique wife, mother, and grandmother, who loved her family and was deeply loved in return.
On March 6, 1954, she married Kenneth Dean Shoemaker, who preceded her in death Jan. 8, 1998.
Surviving are one son, Monte Shoemaker of Broadway; one daughter, Alica “Lisa” Shoemaker of Broadway; two sisters, Phyllis Long and Bonnie Brill, both of Stanley; one brother, Vincent Housden of Stanley; two grandsons, Adam Kenneth Shoemaker of Broadway and Monte Dean Shoemaker of Worthington, Ohio; one granddaughter, Amber Whetzel of Harrisonburg; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Jeremy Scott Shoemaker; two sisters, Peggy Cubbage and Diane Cubbage; and one brother, Nelson Housden.
Pastors Kevin Gerber and Donald Bare will conduct a funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Faith Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mount Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway. Friends may call anytime at Lisa’s residence.
Mrs. Shoemaker will not be ready for viewing until Friday.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.grandlefuneralhome.com .