Dale and Dorothy Treusdell celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Monday, March 16, while receiving respite care at Cottage in the Meadow. Dale met Dorothy when he was home recovering from malaria – he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, including at Guadalcanal. They married on March 16, 1945 and have three children and four grandchildren.
Dale worked for several years for the U.S. Public Health Service, helping to establish guidelines for physicians assistant programs nationally and a hospice program for terminally ill seamen. Dale and Dorothy lived in four different states and Washington, D.C., before settling in Yakima in 1979.
Dale says home hospice care and Cottage have made a huge difference in his quality of life. “Cottage turned out to be our home away from home.”
His son, Dennis, says “hospice is a blessing.”
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