Dorothy J Gaines

Born: Tue., Feb. 17, 1925
Died: Fri., Oct. 1, 2010

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Dorothy J. Gaines, 85, of Pendleton died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Burns Mortuary. A celebration of life will be held at her daughter's home following the service. Mrs. Gaines was born Feb. 17, 1925, to Donald and Ethel Phelps of Olympia, Wash. She lived in and around the Olympia area until she moved to Milton-Freewater, where she met and married Delbert Gaines. They were married in 1943 and moved to Pilot Rock, where she raised five children. She later moved to Pendleton. Survivors include daughter Nancy Schulz of Pendleton; sons Danny Gaines of Phoenix, Ariz., Gene Gaines of Stanfield, Gerald Gaines of Richland, Wash., and Philip Gaines of Pendleton; sisters Alice Wyland of Pendleton, Helen Class of Winlock, Wash., Beverly Haley of Olympia, Wash., and Sally Jo Gross of Morton, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Delbert Gaines in 1991, and a granddaughter In 1975. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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Glenna Newquist O'Dell
   Posted Sat October 16, 2010
Gene and Family. I am sorry about the loss of your mother.

hanna elizabeth johnson
   Posted Fri February 25, 2011
hi i am one of the 12 grand kids and i am hanna johnson nancys son james johnsons daughter and i miss my grate grandma gaines so much i can feel her standing over my shoulder and i wished that i could see the smile one her face and i wish she was here with me but i could never wish her back to suffer her pain and sufering i could only wish her peace and i hope shes happy were she is i hope that she is have ing the most fun she can and i just know that when you die u come back a some thing beautiful and wonderful but you dont come back right a way it takes many years before it happens but i no shes okay where she is. i love u grandma

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