Obituary of Dorothy Elaine Raglin
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Dorothy Elaine Walker-Raglin was born April 11, 1932 in Catoosa, OK, in the community of Spunky Creek, to Israel & Minnie Moore-Walker. Dorothy fell asleep in death on April 28, 2021 at the age of 89. Dorothy developed a love of spiritual truth found in God’s Word the Bible from a young age. She first came into contact with people moved by their love of God to share Bible truth door to door before she was 9. When Jehovah’s Witnesses came to their home in rural Wagoner County Dorothy’s Mother, Minnie, readily accepted literature she found to be an aid in helping her understand the scriptures-so Dorothy too enjoyed the visits of Jehovah’s Witnesses, even though they were rare. Dorothy would grow up loving life outdoors. She had her regular chores which included feeding and caring for livestock and pets on the family farm. Probably her favorite was a speckled pig named John, brought home one day in her Father’s pocket. She loved to garden and proved to have a very green thumb. Dorothy also followed her Mother’s example as a midwife to take up a career caring for people as a Private Duty Nurse, Nursing Assistant and Nanny-her loving care would move them to adopt her as a member of the family. While attending Langston University Dorothy developed another love which would prove to be lifelong, meeting and marrying Milton Raglin. He was handsome and sweet, made her laugh and they shared a deep mutual love of family. So their bond was quick and strong. Their relocation to California soon after in 1951 would put her in a position to again encounter those people of faith. This time the regular visits, an in-depth study of the Bible, discovering God’s promises of true peace and justice touched her heart and led to her baptism as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in June 1961. When Milton was baptized 3 months later, they together began a life of zealous purpose to instill in their children a love for Jehovah, to share with their family and friends who would become family the wonderful truths found in God’s Word. Dorothy’s love of God and people would move her to become a full-time minister. Her service would span over 4 decades, few things brought her more joy! Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Milton James Raglin, II; her son, Edgar Aaron Raglin; her siblings, Mabel Taylor, Lucille Sims, Pauline Erby, Beulah Felton, Katie Dumas, Lee Russell Walker and Almeter Walker. She is survived by her dearly loved children and their spouses, Gregory & Margie Raglin, Jacquelyn & Darryl Hannah, Milton & Ernestine Raglin, III, Janice & Curtis Flowers and Dorothea & David Lucas; her sister, Ozetta Parker; 8 amazing grandchildren; 5 darling great grandchildren; beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of dear family and friends. Ninde Brookside, 918-742-5556, www.ninde.com
A Memorial Tree was planted for Dorothy
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Ninde Funeral & Cremations