In Loving

Dorothy Luck Thruston

July 22, 1923-May 21, 2022

Dorothy Luck Thruston, 98, of Glen Allen, VA passed away on May 21, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She lived with her daughter, Pamela Oaklander, and beloved son in law, Andrew Oaklander, for 14 years in Glen Allen, VA before needing nursing home care. A native of Mineral, VA, she was the daughter of Golie and Mary Ollie Luck. Dorothy was a graduate of Louisa County High School, class of 1941, and went on to complete nursing school in 1944 at Johnston Willis School of Nursing. On Nov. 26, 1949, she was married to the love of her life, Stephen F. Thruston, Sr. of Gloucester, VA. Their marriage spanned just under 50 years. Dorothy cared for her mother and father in their declining health. She was also a dedicated nurse for the practice of Dr. Griffith and Evelyn Daniel. She worked at Louisa Medical Center often working double shifts in order to send her three children to college. She retired early to take care of her husband who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. For 11 years, Dorothy was his sole caretaker and was always by his side. Dorothy enjoyed craft making, playing with her cats, and service to her church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Stephen F. Thruston, Sir. and her son, Stephen F. Thruston, Jr. She leaves behind 2 daughters, Mary C. Holgate of Fredericksburg, VA and Pamela T. Oaklander of Glen Allen, VA, 5 grandchildren, Lauren Berkley, Jessica Oaklander, Jon Oaklander, Lindsay Hoffman, and Amy Schienschang. She also leaves behind 3 great grandchildren, Benjamin “Jojo” Berkley, Lily Hoffman, and Mackinsey Schienschang.

Funeral services will be held at Mineral Baptist Church on Saturday, May 28 at 1:00 pm with interment following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Richmond SPCA, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond VA 23220.

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