THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: June 12, 2014
Dooley Worth, 74, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Menominee, Mi., passed away June 9 in Sarasota, Fla.
Born in Menominee, Mi. Nov. 5, 1939, to Jean Worth and Margaret (St. Peter) Worth, she was named after a family of Irish acrobats. Her education began in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where her newspaper editor father guided her through Longfellow and Homer before sending on her travels including Vienna, Austria, Paris France and Morocco.
Her travels in the United States and abroad inspired her to write about everything from 18th century jewelry to garden hydraulics. She pursued interests at schools including, University of Vienna (Austria), European Studies/Art History; University of Michigan, B.A. Philosophy; Art Institute of Chicago, Sculpture; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Architecture; The New School for Social Research, NYC, M.A. Medical Anthropology; and Ph.D., Anthropology; and New York University, Fine Arts Appraisal Certification Program (Jewelry & American Silver). In addition to her education she studied Chinese and Northern Italian cooking and all aspects of gardening, creating beautiful spaces in New York, Florida and Georgia.
She is survived by her sisters, Jean Worth Clair, of Longboat Key, Fla. and Ann Worth of Marshall, Mi.; nieces; grand-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jean Worth and mother, Margaret (St. Peter) Worth.
Memorial contributions may be made to Defenders of Wildlife (Save the Wolves) 1130 17th St. NW, Washington DC 20036 or on line at www.defenders.org.