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Dorothy A. Washburn

Dorothy A. Washburn, American entrepreneur. Recipient Honorary Service award California Congress of Parents, Teachers and Students, 1990.


  • Washburn, Dorothy A. was born on October 28, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Dajad and Mary (Pevrenkjian) Katchadoorian.

  • Career

    • Addressograph and graphotype instructor Burrough's Corporation, Detroit, 1952-1954. Secretary to wire division manager Michigan Oven Company, 1954-1958. Executive secretary to president Walch Metal Products, 1961-1962.

      Secretary and treasurer Record Distributors Corporation, 1963-1965. Fundraiser and trip coordinator Edison High School, Huntington Beach, California, 1972-1990. President Sunset Sales, since 1977.


    • Editor: Annual Assembly Booklet of Ladies Society of the Armenian Church of North America Western Diocese, 1993-1996.


    Party affiliation: armenian Orthodox.


    Denomination: Armenian Orthodox


    Campaign committee Governor George Deukmejian, Doris Allen Campaign committee. Chair band boosters Edison High School, 1975-1977, chair choir boosters, 1988-1990. Vice chair parish council St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, 1994, treasurer, social and entertainment committee, 1993, advisor Ladies Society, 1994-1996, advisor cultural committee, 1993-1996, teacher Sunday school, 1992-1996.

    Correspondent secretary Armenian Church North America, Western Diocese, Ladies Central Council, 1985-1989.



    Creative cooking, music, folk dancing, swimming, travel.


    • Married Floyd Donald Washburn, June 23, 1956. Children: Mary Susan, Dorothy Ann, Sherry Lynn, Tina Marie.
    • father: Dajad Katchadoorian
    • mother: Mary (Pevrenkjian) Katchadoorian
    • spouse: Floyd Donald Washburn
    • children: Mary Susan Washburn
    • Dorothy Ann Washburn
    • Sherry Lynn Washburn
    • Tina Marie Washburn
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    Born October 28, 1934
    • 1952 - 1954
      Addressograph and graphotype instructor, Burrough's Corporation
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1954 - 1958
      secretary, to wire division manager Michigan Oven Company
    • 1961 - 1962
      executive, secretary to president Walch Metal Products
    • 1963 - 1965
      secretary, and treasurer Record Distributors Corporation
    • 1972 - 1990
      fundraiser and trip coordinator, Edison High School
      Huntington Beach, California, United States
    • 1977
      president, Sunset Sales