Donald Dewey Doores, born November 1925, in Boise, Idaho, died peacefully at the age of 88 from complications of COPD and lung cancer in his Emmett residence on Tuesday. June 24, 2014.
Son of John Adams George Dewey Doores and Grace Amy Doores, he was preceded in death by his sister Amy Privet Butler and his second wife Lillian Jeanette Canoy Doores. He was good friends forever with his previous wife Valene Senter Doores.
Don lived in Boise, Eagle and Star, Idaho and for the past 20 some years in Emmett. He was a World War II Navy veteran after which he worked for Consolidated Freightways in Boise until his retirement in 1984. After retirement, Don pursued his passion for rockhounding, flower gardening and the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. He was also recently featured in the Emmett Messenger Index for his favorite coffee cup collection numbering over 2,000 cups.
He was preceded in death also by his daughter Ladonna and twin sons John and George.
His surviving family includes his daughter Judith and Dan Randleman of Weiser, Idaho; his son Gale and Cheri Doores of Emmett; his son Donald Scott and Linda Doores of Middleton; Randy, Richard, Cheryl Boehmer and Lynette and Dick Boehmer Link; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his life long friends Harold and Lorna Marker of Boise.
Don was a loving father and friend who epitomized his desire to "live until he died." His wish was to be cremated with his ashes placed at his favorite site in Donnelly.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Boise Veteran's Hospital, Horizon of Emmett and Emmett Serenity Living for their wonderful care.
Published in Emmett Messenger Index from June 30 to July 30, 2014