August 28, 2023

Dorothy Christiansen (Hooper)

Dorothy Christiansen (Hooper), born January 21, 1925 passed away peacefully August 23,
2023 at the age of 98. Her legacy of compassion, creativity, and dedication will live on, a
reminder of a life that touched so many.
Dorothy’s diverse interests and talents were a testament to her vibrant personality. She was an
artist who found beauty in the world, a musician always ready to share a song, a baker filling us
with delicious treats, a beautician to showcase our beauty, a teacher of love and
understanding, and the queen on repurposing items to help all those in need.
During World War II, Dorothy served as a sergeant and dedicated member of the Women’s
Army Corps (WAC) at a military hospital, demonstrating her commitment to helping others
during times of need. Her selflessness continued through her years as a faithful servant and
volunteer at numerous organizations, including the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the
Baptist Church, Rainbow Acres, Tabitha Home, the United States Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA), and so many others, making a lasting impact on the lives she touched.
Dorothy is survived by her eldest son Jack Hooper and wife Marion, daughter in law Lisa
Hooper, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Coral Saal, older brother Don Saal,
younger sister Charlene Saal, first husband Billie Hooper, second husband Lester Christiansen,
and son Michael Hooper.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, August 28, 2023 at Fairview Cemetery, 84th and Adams Street, Section 10.


  1. Wonderful and beautiful soul. Grateful for the moments I got send with this amazing woman. She will be missed.

  2. I will always love Dorothy as a grandmother to me. More than my own in a lot of ways. The times and experiences we had are irreplacable, and something I will always cherish, but I also know that she is home now, and we will meet again. I can’t wait to see and meet all of the friends ik she will make in heaven. She is now, but always has been an angel for more than most can imagine. God bless those she touched.

    • The first time I ever entertained at Brentwood Estates, a kind woman walked up to me and said “You must be Tom. We are excited to hear you perform today”. And she hands me a glass of water and said “I’m Dot, let me know if there’s anything else you need.”
      I feel blessed to have gotten to know her.

    • My condolences.

      Dorothy found me in early 2015. Lincoln Journal Star had run an article about Haiti’s Childrens Hope Org. and our work in Haiti.

      She drove to our small farm to deliver items to help our children’s ministry. She shared her items, funds and her life. She loved and served with excellence. She was a lover of God and children.

      She had a mission and a story that touched my life and all she came in contact with.

      She will be missed, as this world needs more Dorothy’s. I just saw her in late July.

      Thanks for blessing us Dorothy.

      Jacob Wilson
      Haiti’s Childrens Hope Org.


  3. Dorothy and my Grandma, Leona Couch, were good friends. We celebrated many occasions with Dorothy! I remember her big house where we were always welcome. Dorothy was always willing to help where ever needed-she would talk, listen, cook, pray and know exactly what to do for every one!! I can picture her and Grandma rejoicing in heaven over a cup of coffee!! Thanks for all the memories!

  4. Dorothy touched my life with the time we spent together at Brentwood. She was always there to listen and give a helping hand. She was the most generous and thoughtful person I have ever met in my life. She taught me so much. I bought her little car which I drive daily and even named it Dorothy after her. Two things in this life that never let me down were her and that little car. She touched my heart and knowing her has definitely, I feel, made me a better person. She always had an ear if I needed to talk. I know if anyone is with the Lord she is. Thank you for being my friend and showing me the way. Your friend Jesse

  5. That picture is the way I want to remember her. I still take my car ( her namesake) with me wherever I go. She always used to brag that I took Dorothy with me wherever I went. She would just laugh. Two things that never let me down…her love she showed me and her little car! I vowed to never get rid of my car (Dorothy). That a little piece of her kindness is always with me.

  6. Dorothy,
    You are so-loved by so many. Thank you for being such a giving soul. May our good Lord reward you. Thank you for being a good friend to my dad at Brentwood. ❣️❣️❣️

  7. See was a very good Mother and great friend to many and is greatly missed.

  8. Haiti will miss you Dorothy. You were a precious gift to us.


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