December 21, 1943 - May 19, 2021
Mary Alice Dorsey, age 87, of Inverness, Florida passed away May 19, 2021 Mary was born Mary Alice Corn on December 21, 1934 to Dennis Early Corn and Mary Alice Corn in St. Petersburg Florida. Mary graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1950 and went on to Florida State University, Tallahassee where she majored in Spanish and other modern languages. Mary excelled at the flute and later became an avid and skillful water color artist. Mary married Russell A. Dorsey, a young geologist for Esso Standard Oil of Turkey, in June 1955 and commenced to travel the world to Turkey, Spain, Hawaii, Cuba, and Guatemala assisting Russell in oil exploration for Esso and later Exxon-Mobil. While living in Coral Gables, Florida Mary became involved in historic preservation with a particular interest in the preservation of lighthouses. After retirement to Inverness in the 1960s Mary became a life-long member of the Citrus County Historical Society and County Museum, Inverness. Mary also served as a member and later board president of the Gulf Archaeology Research Institute where she contributed greatly to it’s institutional growth and development. Mary will always be remembered as an earnest, passionate, and generous supporter of local, state and national historic preservation and archaeology. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Russell and older sister Patricia Greene. Life-long and loving friends are invited for a remembrance gathering on Thursday June 3, 2021 from 11:00 – 12:00 at the Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
Mary Alice Dorsey, age 87, of Inverness, Florida passed away May 19, 2021 Mary was born Mary Alice Corn on December 21, 1934 to Dennis Early Corn and Mary Alice Corn in St. Petersburg Florida. Mary graduated from St. Petersburg High School... View Obituary & Service Information
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