Mary Elena Dochterman

Walnut Creek, California

1936 - 2013

Guest Book

Not sure what to say? sorry to just now learn of Mary Elena's death. Norma and I have been in hospitals since June 14, not long after we saw you two at 5490/5510 Conference in Tempe, AZ. I was so shocked to see Mary Elena, she had changed so much from earlier & happier days, like when we "made up" at Chicago One when you and Norma were hard at work on COL. After striving to continually care for Norma, mostly by myself, I ended up not taking proper care of myself and suffered some type of...

May God keep you and your family in the palm of His hand during this difficult time. It was our pleasure to have known Mary Elena.

PDG Herb and Mary Fae Kamm

So sorry for your loss. I volunteered nearby Mary Elena at the Oakland Museum White Elephant sale. We chatted after we found out that we were both from Moraga and that Cliff spoke at my son's Eagle ceremony here in town.
She was always a pleasant person to have nearby my work station at the warehouse. I will miss seeing her walk through the linen department.

Cliff, Elena, Chris, Karen, Mark and family - I was so sorry to hear about Mary Elena. She was a special lady and a special part of the Salisbury family. So many good times! I can only imagine the conversation currently taken place between her and Adeline. Together again. Please know you are in my prayers.

Much love,
Nancy Salisbury Trillo

Dear Cliff,Elena,Karen & Family..We hold you in our hearts and send you our deepest sympathies. We feel so blessed to have known Mary Elena and we will miss her so very much. Love, JB and Mardi

Farewell dear friend of 63 years, where we first met as freshmen at Burke's. Save me a place and I will see you sometime in the future.

Dearest Cliff, we mourn with you over the loss of dear Mary Elena. She will be missed by so many, and your friends are here for you at this trying time.


Mary's Obituary

Mary Elena DochtermanDecember 14, 1936 - August 9, 2013Resident of MoragaMary Elena, wife of Clifford Dochterman, passed away with her family at her side on August 9th after a long battle with cancer. She was born on December 14, 1936, in San Francisco to Dr. and Mrs. William Washburn. Mary...

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