Bonnie Dolores Partin Wetterer (88) passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Louisville, KY.

Dolores, as she was known, was born in Middlesboro, KY on March 20, 1930 to Bonnie Lawson Partin and Charles Burton Partin. She spent the majority of her life in Louisville KY. Upon moving to Louisville, she worked for the Metropolitan Sewer District and for William S. Wetterer & Co. Later in life, she became a licensed realtor.  

Dolores was also known for her exceptional artistic talent, focusing mostly on oil painting including beautifully rendered still lifes, landscapes and portraits.  She studied art at University of Louisville and was a student at Schrodt Art Studio for over 40 years. She leaves behind a much loved legacy of artworks for her family. 

She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Robert H. Wetterer as well as her three sisters: Louise Midkiff, Gloria Spadie and Betty Day. She was a loving mother to her daughters, Bonnie Gwin (Jim) of Gates Mills, Ohio and Dr. Linda Gries (Jim) of Louisville and stepdaughter, Sue Huff of Charlotte, NC. She was also a cherished grandmother to John Gwin (fiancée, Joan), Michael Gwin, Jill Gries, Gina Gries, Matthew Huff (Ginny), Katie Huff and great-granddaughter, Lilly Huff. 

Dolores’ family has established the Dolores Wetterer Memorial Arts Fund in her memory.  The fund honors her long career as an artist and her passion for spreading joy through creativity and artistry.  This fund will be used to provide arts programming and art scholarships.

You may make a secure credit card donation to support the Dolores Wetterer Memorial Arts Fund below. Checks may be made payable to the Community Foundation of Louisville, denoting Dolores Wetterer Memorial Arts Fund in the memo line of your check.

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Community Foundation of Louisville

325 W. Main Street, Suite 1110

Louisville, KY 40202

All contributions represent an irrevocable contribution to the Community Foundation of Louisville and are not refundable.

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