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Dorothy Elizabeth Mihill

August 29, 1931 ~ September 7, 2022 (age 91)


Dorothy Elizabeth Mihill, age 91, passed quietly on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Tucson Medical Center after cardiac arrest.

Dorothy is survived by; sister Lottie Swink; her three children, daughters Dorothy Anne "Dori" Mihill and Alice Irene Mihill and son Arthur George, Jr. (Jeanette) Mihill; three grandsons Andrew (Kimberly) Mihill, Alex Mihill, and Joshua ( Makenzie) Mihill; two great-granddaughters Isabelle Mihill and Elizabeth Mihill; many cherished nieces and nephews and countless other loved ones.

She was preceded in death by; husband Arthur "Art" George Mihill, Sr.; parents Welby and Ruth (Starkey) Gray; siblings Paul Gray, Ruth (Gray) Gillespie, Eloise (Gray) Bolt, Mildred (Gray) Lilly, Welby Gray, Jr., Melvin Gray, and David Gray.

Affectionately known as Dot to family and friends, she was born during the Great Depression on August 29, 1931 in Vienna, VA to parents Welby and Ruth as the sixth of eight siblings. Her family moved to Maryland where she grew up in the Riverdale area. She graduated from Bladensburg High in 1948 and began her first job. Her brother, Melvin, soon introduced her to his friend, Art Mihill, who soon became her fiancée. They had a small family wedding in the summer of 1950. A year later, they welcomed Dorothy Anne to the family and Dot stopped working to spend time with her infant daughter. She landed a new job at the IRS in 1952 and continued working for five more years and then became a stay-at-home mom. Daughter Alice was born soon after and their growing family bought their first, and only house in Cottage City. Within a couple of years their son, Arthur, Jr. joined the family. Dot and Art raised their children here and prospered for over 45 years. They remained husband and wife for 61 years until Art's passing.

The family will receive friends at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Gasch's Funeral Home, 4739 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 2078. A memorial service will immediately follow at 10 a.m. and interment at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, 3401 Bladensburg Rd, Brentwood, MD 20722.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the American Kidney Fund or the American Cancer Society.

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September 24, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Gasch's Funeral Home, P.A.
4739 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781

Funeral Service
September 24, 2022

10:00 AM
Gasch's Funeral Home, P.A.
4739 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781

September 24, 2022

11:30 AM
Fort Lincoln Cemetery
3401 Bladensburg Road
Brentwood, MD 20722


American Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street, New York NY 10016
Tel: 1-800-622-9010

American Cancer Society
PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

There is a local A.C.S in Greenbelt, MD. Their address is 7500 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770. However, when they receive donations, they will forward them to the PO Box listed in this record.

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