Dottie Donohue Sanders

Profile Updated: January 21, 2011
Dottie Donohue
Residing In: Oak Harbor, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Kent W Sanders
Occupation: water media artist, retired teacher
Children: Ralph M Gabrielli, born 1968, wife Tonya, Portland OR. They are employed in Portland and live close More…enough that we get to see them often.

Jennifer K Gabrielli, born 1969, husband Jeff Steber, daughter Abbey R Steber, born 2004. Jennifer was a professional downhill mountain biker who now owns Tangerine, a fashion boutique, in Temecula CA. Jeff owns Intense Cycles, a mountain bike maufacturing Co. They live in southern CA
Yes! Attending Reunion
Attending Reunion



I taught art, jewelry, language arts and a million other things along the trail. Married before I finished college and had kids, divorced, went to Alaska for 24 years and had spectacular adventures, travel, and married Kent 20 years ago. We left AK after retiring to thaw and built a beautiful home in Oak Harbor WA on spectacular Whidbey Island in 2007. I do some art teaching and both Kent and I are currently showing our art work at Artworks at Greenbank Farm here on our island.

School Story:

I was new to Montclair and it was difficult to make friends after all of you guys had been together since Kindergarten. I was "fluffy" aka on the chubby side. It was not me.

I went to the school to take some kind of college admission test or exam to qualify me to apply to colleges in what must have been our Jr. year. I was pretty nervous about the test and sneaked into the girls' bathroom on the second floor for a quick cigarette (can you believe we did that stuff????) I met a classmate, Kathy Arnott and we giggled about what would happen if we were caught....we were not, but that day formed a bond that has continue for over 50 years. I still consider her my "best friend" and we continue to be in touch.

We do not smoke, sneak out, telling our parents we are going to the library or each others house and meeting the guys from Essex Fells. We did NOT get caught by the police at Bradford Bath and Tennis that night with boys in a dark must have been girls who looked like us.

I am no longer "fluffy".

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Sep 08, 2016 at 12:07 PM

You are the only person who ever wrote a song for me! We were not dating or anything like that but we were good friends. Thank you,Ron. My husband,Kent,& I live on Whidbey Island, WA after 27 years in Alaska as educators. Loved every minute of it! Moved south to warm up. I doubt I will get to the reunion. Dottie

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