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County Seat Newspaper
of Clare County

Dorothy Louise Wallace Cassiday

April 23, 1935- May 3, 2019


Dorothy Louise Wallace Cassiday, left our world on May 3, 2019, and entered the loving presence of her Lord and Savior. Dorothy and her husband Devon were long-time residents of Oscoda, Michigan, having recently moved to Holland Michigan to be nearer to family. Dorothy was born April 23, 1935 to the late Paul T and Vestah Wallace in Gladwin, Michigan. She and Devon were married August 22, 1952 after Devon’s discharge from the United States Navy, having served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Dorothy received her High School diploma from Harrison High in 1953 and attended Central Michigan University.

Dorothy was a dedicated homemaker and a consummate wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Devon and Dorothy were charter members of Oscoda Baptist Church and long-time members of Calvary Baptist Church in Mikado, Michigan. She was an amazing seamstress and a passionate gardener. Her painted ceramic figures are cherished in the homes of every member of her family.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Eldon and Larry Wallace and a  sister Bulah Brunner. She is survived by her husband Devon, sister Virginia (Ron) Procunier of Mt Morris, MI, brother Dale (Ruby) Wallace of Gladwin, MI  sister Bertha (Keith) Ranville of Coleman, MI, Sons Alan (Laura) of Holland, MI and Gary (Kileen) Cassiday of Tallahassee, FL, Daughters Linda (Mike) Leisher of Titusville, PA and Lois (Bill) Basinger of Flushing, MI, as well as 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

A memorial and celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 12 noon at Calvary Baptist Church (2853 Co Hwy F-30, Mikado, MI 48745). A luncheon will follow.


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