(Sister Margaret Yvonne)
Sister Dorothy Zimny was born in Wells, Minn., and moved as a toddler to Spokane. She boarded at St. Joseph Academy in Sprague, Wash., and was moved to become a Sister of Providence in gratitude for the sisters’ free piano lessons.
She taught for a total of 17 years, at St. Thomas Home, Great Falls, and in Missoula, Mont., as well as in Sprague and Colfax, Wash., and in Wallace, Idaho.
Other ministries were in bookkeeping and patient accounts at St. Ignatius Hospital, Colfax; and medical records administration for 12 years in hospitals in Walla Walla, Spokane and Tacoma, Wash., and St. Ignatius, Mont.
After retiring, she lived at Mount St. Joseph, Spokane, until she transitioned in 2013 to St. Joseph Residence, Seattle, where she died March 23, 2016.