Dorothy Koehn

Dorothy Koehn Obituary


Age - 87


September 11, 2023


Orange Beach, AL

Dorothy Gayle Taylor Koehn, age 87, passed away on September 7, 2023 at her home in Orange Beach, Alabama. Dorothy "Dot" was born in Tennessee but lived most of her life in Georgia and Alabama. She met her future husband, Ray Paul Koehn, Sr. while they were in high school in Nashville, Tennessee. They were married for fifty-seven years until Ray passed away on May 27, 2011. In her adult life, Dot developed a talent for the game of tennis; she competed in the Atlanta Tennis League "ALTA" for many years. Dot also enjoyed hosting numerous Christmas brunches at her home and baking many yummy desserts. She loved life. Dot is survived by three children: Ray Paul Koehn, Jr. (Kimberly), David Scott Koehn, and Julie Gayle Koehn Strozier (Steve), and by seven grandchildren: Hunter (Lora), Christian, Anna, Jacob, Faith and Joshua Strozier, and by Hannah Koehn Hubbell (Michael). Dot is also survived by a sister Cheryl DeBusk Graham (David) and a brother Charles Taylor. Visitation will be at the Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, Georgia on Tuesday, September 12 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm EDT. A graveside service will follow at 2 pm EDT at Dahlonega Memorial Park, 228 Turner Road.

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