Dorothy L. Ambrose, 103

Dorothy L. Ambrose, 103, of Ocean View, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Fenwick Island, Del., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Harrison House of Georgetown, Del. She was born in Hertford, N.C., daughter of the late Herman Goodman and Margaret (Hassel) Goodman.

She was a charter member of St. Matthews By-the-Sea United Methodist Church in Fenwick Island and enjoyed quilting at the church. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed reading, golfing and painting.

Ambrose was preceded in death by her husband, M. Melvin Ambrose, in 2000, and a daughter-in-law, Sonya Ambrose, in 2018. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth W. Ambrose of South Bethany, Del., and M. Lee Ambrose and his wife, Karen, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Linda A. Townsend and her husband, Bud, of Georgetown; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del., with the Rev. Bruce Miller officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service. Burial will be in St. George’s Cemetery in Clarksville, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Matthews By-the-Sea U.M. Church; 1000 Coastal Hwy.; Fenwick Island, DE 19944. Condolences may be sent online at