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November 15, 2019

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November 9, 2019
Delores and my mother - Charlene Petrie, were good friends for 60 years. They met in college and their friendship endured until my mothers own struggle with dementia stole her ability to remember.
Now, I think of my own memories of Delores. I remember her babysitting me at her home in NE Portland - just two blocks from my own. I remember once looking out at the backyard and seeing white pants and shirts laying out on the grass, drying in the sun. Delores told me that's how you keep your whites bright - something about the Chlorophyll in the grass. Delores also taught me that one wears beige panties under white pants - not white, beige doesn't show. As a young girl these tidbits fascinated me. I thought Delores was brilliant and chic - always so thin and stylish with her sleek, bobbed hair. I remember the ever present Pekingese dogs. I remember Sugarplum the best but also Jade. Poor Jade with his bad eyesight. Delores would walk Jade to our house - where inside he would bark furiously at my mothers life size ceramic cat.
I remember my mother taking me on my 13th birthday to John and Delores' jewelry store to pick out my first piece of grown up jewelry - a birthstone ring. I picked out something big and fancy - too big and fancy - and Delores gently guided me to something much more appropriate a young lady. Yes - chic and stylish. I remember when Delores got her fancy red car - a Firebird, I think. Or maybe, a Camero. I was a teenager then and in complete awe of this lady!
But right now, I am remembering Linda and Jan and how proud Delores was of them. Linda who babysat me and Jan - the most beautiful woman I had ever seen with her mothers looks and her fathers coloring - Jan pierced my ears in the bathroom of that home in NE Portland.
I am so sorry for your loss. But, as is so commonly said at times like this - now Delores is free of her suffering and at peace. I'm not sure any more - if there is a heaven and life after death - but if there is I know my mom would have been there to welcome her very good friend home.
November 9, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful woman, we are sure her memory will live with you always.
November 8, 2019
Jan, Linda and family,
I admired Delores for her sweet smile, for keeping us cousins together in the early years, the inspiration of her biking and her Swedishness. There is a painting of hers that has adorned the wall at the duck shack for years. She painted it of the duck shack after only visiting for the first time. Very talented.
My condolences to you all.
November 6, 2019
Thoughts are with the Nielsen family from the DeMent family we had many good times our moms were very tight but now they're gone rest in peace ladies
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