Evelyn Doris Skorheim of Coulee Dam died of natural causes on May 3, 2013. She was 90 years old. Doris was born in Norton, North Dakota, on June 18, 1922. She was raised on the family farm and after high school, went to nursing school in St. Paul, Minn. She married Kenneth H. Skorheim and they settled in Coulee Dam in 1947.
Doris was active in many community activities including Lady Lions, Colorama Festival, Coulee Dam Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts, Visitors Information Center, local schools and the Coulee Dam Community Church. She was an avid gardener and had a lovely yard which would cause traffic slowing along Columbia Street when the spring bulbs were in full bloom. She had a lifelong interest in art and enjoyed painting and collecting southwest Indian art and artifacts. She was a proud homemaker and ran a State Farm Insurance Agency with her husband Ken for 20 years.
She is survived by her sister, Grace Finley of Auburn, Wash.; sons Terry and Dean Skorheim and daughter Debbie Woodworth all located in the Seattle area. Doris had six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 29, at the Coulee Dam Community Church, 509 Central Drive, Coulee Dam, with a reception to follow. The family suggests donations be made to: Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club, P.O. Box 777, Grand Coulee, WA 99133 or Isle of Flags Fund, 807 Tulip, Coulee Dam, WA 99116