Friends and family gathered to celebrate Dorothy Worden at 90

Dorothy Worden enjoyed a lovely birthday cake with family and friends. — Photo courtesy of James A. Worden

Dorothy (Stuhler) Worden’s family gathered on April 19 at Windemere Nursing and Rehab Center to celebrate her 90th birthday.

Dorothy is the second of three daughters of John and Miriam (Earle) Stuhler. Her mother’s family, the Earles, were long-time Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard inhabitants with ancestry dating to pre-revolutionary war times.

Dorothy graduated from Edgartown High School in 1940 and has lived most of her life on Martha’s Vineyard.

With her husband, F. Hudson “Huddy” Worden Jr., she raised five children, one son and four daughters, on Main Street in Edgartown. In addition to being a homemaker, she helped her children raise many farm creatures – chickens, geese, ducks, pigs, sheep and milking cows.

Many summer days Dorothy could be seen driving the family “limo” to the Bend in the Road Beach with the kids on board and sometimes Jumbo, their very friendly Newfoundland who had considerable notoriety of his own.

All grown now and with families of their own, the children gathered in Windemere to enjoy a piece of cake and many good memories.