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Vivian Ruby Willis Dorland Obituary
Vivian Ruby Willis Dorland

Vivian Ruby Willis Dorland was born November 28, 1917 to Harold and Beatrice Willis in Vancouver, Canada. She passed away peacefully at her home on April 18th after a struggle with cancer.

Vivian graduated from Broadway High School and received her nursing degree from Seattle University at Columbus Hospital. She served as a nurse in World War II being a Lieutenant in the 50th General Hospital. After the war she and her husband Dr Edison Dorland started their medical practice in downtown Seattle which they operated together for over 40 years. She worked alongside him as his nurse and office manager until they closed the practice in 1987.

She and her husband loved to travel and they took many extended trips across the world. She also loved to garden which was very evident when you visited their home as their yard was maintained beautifully.

Vivian was predeceased by her loving husband Dr. Edison G. Dorland, her son Kim W. Dorland and her brother Norman Willis. Vivian is survived by her son Kelly Dorland, his wife Laura and daughter in law Barbara Dorland. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren Gerret, Brittany, Edison and Kailee and a large extended family.

Services will be held at Washington Memorial Park on Friday, April 26th at 12:30 p.m.
Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 25, 2013
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