Dorothy (Stuhler) Worden died peacefully on Sept. 8 at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oak Bluffs. She was 94.

Born in Edgartown to John and Miriam (Earle) Stuhler, Dorothy attended #108 public grade school on Long Island, N.Y. and graduated from Edgartown High School. She later graduated from Wilford Academy in New York city and returned to the Island as a hairdresser, working for Ruth Wamsley in Oak Bluffs.

She married Frederick Hudson (Huddy) Worden on April 5, 1942. She was mother and homemaker to their five children, who were raised on Main street in Edgartown.

Her first years of married life were spent as matron at Dukes County Jail. Ten years later the family moved two houses up Main street to the Crowell homestead. Many summer days Dorothy could be seen driving the family “limo” to the Bend in the Road beach with her five kids (and often the family dog Jumbo, a Newfoundland), on board. When the children were older she took a number of part-time jobs as bookkeeper, house maid and clerk to occupy herself, though her family was always her first responsibility.

In recent years she resided at Woodside Village in Oak Bluffs and was reacquainted with many friends from her long life on Martha’s Vineyard.

She was predeceased by her former husband, Edgartown police chief Frederick Hudson Worden Jr., her sisters Margaret O’Neil and Elizabeth Stuhler, and her longtime companion Edwin DeBettencourt.

She is survived by her sister Jeanne Talmadge of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; her son James Worden and his wife Margaret of Greenfield; her daughter Cheryl Pinkham of Vineyard Haven; her daughter Brenda Lynch and her husband Robert of Rochester; her daughter Dorothy Ellen Krikorian of Conroe, Tex.; and her daughter Paula Stone and her husband Kenneth of Hartford, Ala. She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren: Angela Worden Corey, Jaime Worden Dalmau, Glenn and Lori Pinkham, Richard Combra Jr. and Abby Combra Sage, Sara Lynch Keville, Edward, Pamela and Gloria Krikorian, Gretchen Burch, and Joshua and Adam Stone, as well 18 great-grandchildren. She leaves behind many Look and O’Neil nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs.

Donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.