Dorothy Mae (Scheel) Dragoo died Jan. 9. She was 80.

Mrs. Dragoo was born March 1, 1932, in Portland. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Portland in 1953. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from OHSU in 1966. She worked as a nurse in the operating room at St. Vincent Hospital, retiring in 1996.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Philip Dragoo in 1976; and her mother, Hilma Blake; and father, John Scheel. She is survived by sons, John Marcus, Beaverton, and James Brian, Gresham.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, at St. Cecilia Church in Beaverton. Memorial donations can be made to St. Mary's Academy, University of Portland School of Nursing or Providence St. Vincent Hospice.