DOLORES STORDAHL

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DOLORES STORDAHL Einan's at Sunset With many family members around her Dolores passed peacefully on Friday May 12th at Fieldstone Memory Care, just a few weeks from her 87th birthday. Dolores was born at home in Batesland, South Dakota to Leon and Elizabeth Bennett (Hoffer) on May 27, 1930, and was delivered by her grandfather, Dr. William J. Bennett. She grew up on the farm with her five sisters and brother during the depression. The family moved to Walla Walla, in 1941 and as a young girl Dolores worked in the pea harvest, onion fields and as a candy stripper at St. Mary's Hospital. She attended St. Vincent Academy and was an active in student government, cheer squad, and voted homecoming queen, graduating in 1948. After graduation she entered the nursing program, but that was interrupted when she met a handsome young man, Wesley Stordahl. They were married in October 1949, living in Walla Walla where their first child, of six, was born and then moved to Texas in 1951 while Wes was in the Army. They returned to Walla Walla, where she bore three more children. Next was a move to Spokane for Wes's electronics schooling, and the addition of another child. The family returned to Richland and added their last child to the family. Wes and Dolores opened Tri-City Electronics in 1962, where she worked managing the office affairs. The family moved from Richland to Benton City in 1965, to enjoy the country life. After raising her family she began nursing school at CBC, graduating in 1978, with an AA and a Nursing Degree. She was honored by her class and gave a humorous and heartfelt commencement speech at the pinning ceremony. Dolores began her nursing career at Kadlec Hospital working from 1979-1996 in a variety of positions. Dolores was a gracious hostess, having many "fun" functions at her and Wes's home. They hosted family birthdays, holidays, family wedding receptions and summers by the pool with family and friends and many nursing staff Christmas parties. She loved to travel with Wes, family and friends going to Mexico, Canada, Hawaii, Holy Lands and Germany to name a few. Dolores and her son Richard took many road trips stopping along the way at a casino or two. She went on several "sister" trips and by all reports it was always a great time of reminiscing, playing cards and much laughter. Dolores was devoted Christian and active member of the Richland Alliance Church, teaching Sunday School, Pioneer Girls, and involved with Women Missions, making lifelong friends along the way. After retiring from Kadlec, Dolores kept busy, she was a volunteer at Grace Clinic, she enjoyed walking at the Mall, earning the 100-mile pin. She enjoyed playing bridge in Walla Walla on Tuesdays with her sister Crystal and a friendly group of gals. Dolores had the quickest, funniest wit, she made every gathering fun and had the sweetest heart. She loved the Lord, and her family was everything to her. She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother, amazing cook, seamstress and Nurse. Dolores is survived by, and will be greatly missed, by her sons Wayne (Kathy), Mike (Carol); daughters Patricia, and Deborah (Tim); sisters, Joyce, Crystal and brother, William; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Preceding her to Heaven are her husband Wes, sons Steven, Richard, and great-granddaughter Rosie, her parents Elizabeth and Leon, sisters Maryann, Patty and Coralie. Celebration of Dolores's life will be held at Events at Sunset, on Monday May 22nd at 2:00 p.m. Express your thoughts and memories on our online Guestbook at www.einansatsunset.com
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Einan's Funeral Home, Inc.
915 By-Pass Highway
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 943-1114
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Published in Tri-City Herald on May 17, 2017