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Bertine's life to be celebrated on Saturday

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Longtime Denton painter Dorothy Bertine died Feb. 22 at age 101. 

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Commissioners Courtroom in the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. 

Bertine was a native of southern Oklahoma who earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at Texas Woman's University. A watercolor artist, Bertine presented her thesis on six homes she admired in Denton, with a special affection for Victorian design. She became known for her watercolor paintings of historical Denton houses. Her work has been on exhibit in museums and is in private collections in 22 states, as well as in England and Taiwan. 

Bertine's painting of the Graham House in Denton is on the banner of the Historic Denton website, and her work helped bring attention to the city's historic district and homes and preservation. 

Friends and family celebrated Bertine's 100th birthday with a large party.