A BRIDGWATER woman sadly passed away this week.

Dorothy Pendleton, who was 100 years old, died on Monday, May 31, aged 100.

She was honoured in the Queen's birthday list in 2014 and awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to Bridgwater Oxfam. She had volunteered there for more than 30 years.

The presentation took place in the Kingston Room at Bath Pump Rooms where Dorothy was presented with her medal by Lady Gass, the then Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset.

At the time, she told the Bridgwater Mercury: “I retired on the Thursday and on the Friday I went down to Oxfam to volunteer.

“I couldn’t bear the thought of just sitting with my feet up doing nothing ... I think I would have gone crazy.”

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The following year, Dorothy attended the garden party at Buckingham Palace.

Last October, she celebrated her 100th birthday, with a socially distanced day with friends and a card from The Queen.

Dorothy leaves behind two daughters, Angela and Val, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.