Dorothy Marshall de Vogel
A celebration of Dorothy's life is anticipated in 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s in Farragut, TN.
Saturday, September 6, 1930
Date of Death:
Thursday, October 1, 2020
90 years old
Dorothy Marshall de Vogel
Dorothy Marshall de Vogel, 90, died October 1, 2020, from Alzheimer’s Disease at River Bend Assisted Living in Rochester, Minn.
Born Dorothy Litchfield Tedeschi in Jersey City, N.J., on Sept. 6, 1930, she was the only child of Bella (Yingling) and John Tedeschi. Since September 2017 she was a Rochester resident, having moved to be closer to her daughter, Katherine Marshall Moore, M.D. and family.
Dorothy graduated from Douglass College of Rutgers University in 1953 with a B.A. in History and was a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1955, she earned her Master’s in Russian Studies at Columbia University. Dorothy was an intelligence analyst for the federal government in the later 1950’s and 1960’s.
She was introduced to John Housden Lane Marshall on a blind date in Washington, D.C., in February 1957 and they married on Aug. 10, 1957. Dorothy and John had two children, Katherine Louise and John Alexander “Jay”. Dorothy supported John through medical school and his successful career as a psychiatrist in Washington, D.C., and in Knoxville, Tenn., where they made their home beginning in 1971. Dorothy was John’s dedicated caregiver through medical challenges from 1990 until his untimely death on April 23, 1995.
In the early days of America Online (AOL), Dorothy made an improbable connection with Meijert Cornelis de Vogel (Cor) of Almelo, Netherlands. Their friendship developed into a wonderful romance. After clearing immigration hurdles, the couple married on Sept. 25, 1998, and enjoyed almost 19 years of adventure together. They were active members of St. Elizabeth’s Church in Farragut, Tenn., where Dorothy, a talented vocalist, participated in the choir.
Cor preceded Dorothy in death in June 2017.
Survivors include daughter, Katherine (husband Andrew; sons Spencer and Tristan) of Rochester, Minn.; son, Jay (wife Traci; son Hunter) of Decatur, Tenn.; and seven stepchildren and families in the Netherlands.
Katherine and Jay are grateful to their mother for sharing her love of reading, animals (all, but particularly cats and dogs!), nature, birds, music, and art. A celebration of life is anticipated in 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s in Farragut, Tenn. The family expresses gratitude for care by staff of River Bend and Heartland Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Mayo Clinic Department of Development (Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center); the Humane Society of the U.S.; or the Rochester Public Library.
The family of Dorothy Marshall de Vogel has received the following condolences.
So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. We had such wonderful times together in St Elizabeth’s choir. Thinks by of you & your family. Heather
Dear Dr. Moore,
I wanted to express my sympathy in the loss of your Mother. I was sad to read about this. But in times like these, with the Covid-19 virus, it is a small blessing, it is difficult for the elderly to not be as close to family as we would desire. I lost my Mom, Beverly Thede, over a year ago. I miss her so much. My father, Wayne Thede died just over 2 years ago. (My Dad had lived at River Bend for part of his care.) I was very close to both of my parents and so I feel a large gap in my heart, with their passing. They were wonderful parents and "friends" who I enjoyed very much. I know you may have similar feelings, now or as time goes on. I enjoyed reading the story of your Mother's life; she sounded like a very interesting person. And I thought it was so romantic that she found another love later in life.
I hope all of the arrangements are going or have gone well. I pray your the process of grieving is not too painful. And, I hope you feel love and support from your family and your brother. My sympathies to them all. I really miss seeing you at Mayo. And I hope to see you soon again. I hope, that if you are still practicing, that things are going well for you. God Bless and Keep You, Dr. Moore.
Kathy Robinson, (former patient)