Dorathy Mae Duborko
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Dorathy Mae Duborko passed away Friday December 4, 2015. Dorathy was born on February 1, 1922, in Tolley, North Dakota to Raymond and Dora Mae (Pope) Raap Helgeson where she joined two older half brothers. She was named for her mother, Dora Mae, hence the spelling Dorathy. Two younger brothers joined the family after her. Later the family moved to Ellensburg, Wash. where Dorathy attended Ellensburg High School. She married her first husband, James R. Rhodes in Ellensburg in 1941. They eventually made their home in Prosser, Wash. where they farmed and raised three children until 1956 when Dorathy and the children moved to Marysville, Wash. where her parents lived. There Dorathy divorced James. Later she married Arthur A. Duborko and they had a daughter. They continued to live in Marysville where Art was a City Council member and later Mayor from 1967-1972. Both Dorathy and Art were active with the Marysville Historical Society. She also belonged to the Order of Amaranth in Marysville. Mother loved to wood carve and belonged to the Quilceda Carvers. She was also an avid gardener and seamstress. She loved square dancing and made her many dresses and husband Art's matching shirts. Sadly mom developed Alzheimer's Disease which slowly took away her memory and ability to sing and dance. She is preceded in death by her second husband, Art in 2008; her son from her first marriage, David J. Rhodes in 2012 and a grandson, Ted Arthur Rhodes in 1986. Dorathy is survived by her oldest son, Arthur C. Rhodes of Federal Way, WA; daughter, Teresa (Rhodes) Ollis-Ideker, (husband, Randall) of Edmonds, Wash. Also surviving is a daughter from her second marriage, Naoma M. Duborko of Marysville. Dorathy leaves behind six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Those who knew Dorathy will miss her energy and fun loving nature. A celebration of Dorathy's life will take place Saturday, January 9, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home in Marysville.



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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Jan. 3, 2016.
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January 16, 2016
Teresa and Family
So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Such a good picture of her Thats how I will remember her. My thoughts have been with you. Hugs Debra (Buttke) and Bill Ostrowski
Debra Ostrowski
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