Memorial services for a former Farragut resident will be held on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Farragut. Dorothy Marshall de Vogel died October 1, 2020, at age 90 in Rochester, Minnesota, where she had moved in 2017 after the death of her husband, Meijert Cornelis “Cor” de Vogel.
A most interesting woman, Dorothy earned a degree in history from Rutgers University and a master’s in Russian studies from Columbia. She was an intelligence analyst for the federal government in the late 1950s and ‘60s. Imagine the excitement and patriotism of working in the nation’s capital at the height of the Cold War.
Dorothy married John Housden Lane Marshall in 1957 and supported him through medical school and during his career as a psychiatrist in Washington, D.C., and later in Knoxville where they moved in 1971. Dorothy and John had two children, Katherine Louise and John Alexander “Jay” Marshall. Dr. Marshall died in 1995.
She met Cor de Vogel online in the early days of AOL and their friendship developed into romance. They were married in 1998 and enjoyed almost 19 years together. Living in Farragut, they were active members of St. Elizabeth’s Church where Dorothy participated in the choir. Her obituary from 2020 is here.