Remembering Dorothy Frost
Dorothy Frost, born on May 17, 1933, was hired by Jeff Hamm, general manager of Jefferson Transit, on April 4, 1983 as a driver. For the next 16 years Dorothy did what she loved best: driving a bus and talking with her passengers. She made that clear when she was interviewed for a history of Jefferson Transit on November 29, 2013:
“I drove for Jefferson Transit for over 16 years, starting in 1983, when our ‘depot’ was on Monroe in the old brewery. At that time we checked our own oil, pumped fuel at several places along our routes, drove to Sequim and Brinnon, and in spite of our rather ‘primitive’ procedures, my feelings were (and still are) that Jefferson Transit is the best little transit in Small Town, USA. I’m now retired and it’s 2013. I miss the camaraderie with the drivers, the relationships built between my riders and me, the glorious sunrises on the morning runs, the activity on the Hood Canal Bridge when traffic was stopped for high-masted sail boats and submarines to pass through. (When JT made a pact with Kitsap Transit, we incorporated two-a-day trips to Poulsbo). I loved that route and had it for 6-7 years. It would take a book to relate what I experienced and yes, loved about this job.”
Dorothy Frost died on Oct. 24, 2017 at her home in Port Townsend, Washington at age 84 after a long battle with cancer.