Dorothy Louise Trickett D'Anna
Dorothy D’Anna was born in Berkeley, California and raised in Kansas. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, Russell D’Anna, in 2018. Her parents, Marie Offen Harrop and Dr. Joseph (Virginia) Trickett also predeceased her. She is survived by her step-sister, Dr. Virginia Tucker, of Bellingham WA, and brothers-in-law, Robert (Debbie) and David (Lorraine) D’Anna, of Hawaii. Flashman, the last of Russ and Dorothy’s extraordinary Trekehner horses, will live out his final years in peace in Pennsylvania.
Dorothy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kansas with a degree in fine arts, and her career spanned years as an accomplished artist, a pioneering art director—at Macy’s Kansas City and at Gimbels New York—and as a freelance design consultant for Scholastic magazines and multiple fashion apparel lines. Dorothy’s career path was always closely woven in with her two great passions, for art and for Russ. They met as sophomores at KU, married in 1961, and spent most of their lives in or near New York City. She was a great lover of music, especially jazz, the theatre, and had style and grace all her own. Dorothy relocated to Bellingham, WA in 2020 from Croton-on-Hudson, NY.
The family asks that donations be made to the World Wildlife Fund to honor Dorothy’s love of horses and her regular gifts to WWF.