Dorothy Ellen Bixby, 92, of Deerfield, passed away February 9, 2013. Beloved wife of the late William; loving mother of Susan Sandholm and Janet Bixby; cherished grandmother of Sarah Sandholm (Ken Friedberg) and Tim (Holly) Sandholm; adoring great-grandmother of Joshua and Matthew Friedberg; dear sister of Don (Claire) Mercer and Cynthia Parham; and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her sisters: Margaret Stewart, Ruth McCollum, Marian Lowry, Alice Allen and Beth Williams. Dorothy and Bill met while attending Northern Illinois Teachers College and married in 1946. She was a teacher, Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout leader and worked for many years at the Deerfield Public Library. Services were private. Memorial contributions may be made to Northern Illinois University, College of Education-General, P.O. Box 746, DeKalb, IL 60115 or to the Salvation Army, 5040 Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60630.