Dorothy Caroline Waggoner

Born: Wed., Oct. 26, 1932
Died: Sun., Jul. 2, 2017


10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, Tue., Jul. 11, 2017
Location: Silver Spring Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jul. 11, 2017
Location: Silver Spring Presbyterian Church


11:45 AM Tue., Jul. 11, 2017
Location: Silver Spring Presbyterian Church


1:15 PM Tue., Jul. 11, 2017
Location: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery

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Dorothy Caroline Waggoner

Loved Her Border Terriers -

Dorothy Caroline Waggoner, age 84, of Mechanicsburg, and formerly of Camp Hill, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Dorothy was born on Wednesday, October 26, 1932 in Mechanicsburg to the late George Albert Waggoner and Esther Sophia (Hosler) Waggoner.  In addition to her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her sister, Ethel M. Loscher; and her dear friend and companion, Janet Garrett.

Dorothy’s survivors include her loving nephews: Michael “Mike” Loscher and his wife, Melissa, of Carlisle, Gary Loscher and his wife, Cheryl, of Kenosha, WI; her five great nieces and nephews; and a very close circle of friends.

Dorothy graduated as valedictorian from Mechanicsburg High School as a part of the class of 1950.  She retired from Verizon, formerly Bell Telephone Company of Harrisburg, in 1986, after 36 years of service working as a manager.  Dorothy was a lifelong member of Silver Spring Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsburg and she served as treasurer of the Sunday school for many years at the Hogestown Chapel of the Silver Spring Presbyterian Church.  She was a member of the Dauphin Dog Training Club, the Border Terrier Club of America, a life member of the Pioneers of America, and a founding member of the Obedience Training Club of Harrisburg.  Dorothy loved dogs and she had a special place in her heart for the therapy dogs that she began training in 1976.  Her favorite breed was the Border Terrier, because of their affectionate, happy, and plucky personality.  Dorothy also enjoyed showing her terriers, which won many ribbons at various shows.  Her last terrier was Emma, who became a very close and personal friend to her that held a high level of importance in her life.  

All are welcome to join Dorothy’s family at her viewing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, 444 Silver Spring Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050; with Chaplain Keith Searfoss and Reverend Karin C. Carroll officiating.  Dorothy’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at her church following the service.  Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Enola.  Honored to be pallbearers are Michael Loscher, Abraham Loscher, Ethan Loscher, and Ian Loscher.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in celebration of Dorothy’s life can be made to Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, 444 Silver Spring Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.

Dorothy’s family has entrusted her care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Dorothy’s full obituary, view her portrait, and sign her official guest book at

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Carol Hollis
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
Sending thoughts and prayers to Dorothy's family during this sorrowful time! I first met Dorothy 8 years ago when she and Emma were taking an Obedience class at OTCH. Dorothy and Emma added a certain zest to the class. When Dorothy began living at The Brerches, my dog, Lily and I kept in touch with Dorothy through cheerful cards to let her know she was in our thoughts. May Dorothy Rest In Peace and enjoy eternal happiness.

Vickie Chase
   Posted Mon July 10, 2017
My sincere sympathy and prayers to all of you. I met Dorothy through the Friendly Visitor program at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church. We became friends as I spent time with Dorothy and Emma. We also shared a love of schnauzers.
We moved from the area in 2015 and we talked by phone occasionally. I am sorry I cannot be there for the funeral. I know Dorothy would understand.
She is with God now and free from suffering. Rest in Peace, my friend.

Jane Keeney
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017
Was so sorry to learn of Dorothy's passing. I met her training dogs, of course. We did many classes together. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Prayers that God will comfort and give you all peace at this time.

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