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In Memory of

Dora Mae Perrigo

August 19, 1913 - March 12, 2017

Obituary


The Yakima Herald Republic:
Dora Mae Perrigo, 103, died March 12, 2017. She was born in Seattle, Washington, August 19, 1913.
On March 6, 1938 she was united in marriage to Weldon W. Perrigo who died June 28, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Jean Ballou of Seattle, August 29, 2013.
Surviving are five children, Lawrence of Yakima; Helen of Sun City, AZ; Dale of Bothell; Ruth of Lacy and Loyd of Nome, AK. She also had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial service is at 2...

The Yakima Herald Republic:
Dora Mae Perrigo, 103, died March 12, 2017. She was born in Seattle, Washington, August 19, 1913.
On March 6, 1938 she was united in marriage to Weldon W. Perrigo who died June 28, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Jean Ballou of Seattle, August 29, 2013.
Surviving are five children, Lawrence of Yakima; Helen of Sun City, AZ; Dale of Bothell; Ruth of Lacy and Loyd of Nome, AK. She also had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial service is at 2 pm, Friday, March 24, 2017 at Meyer Auditorium, Living Care Retirement Community, 215 North 40th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902.
Memorial contributions can be sent to either Child Evangelism Fellowship, 1021 S. 40th Ave., Ste. 6, Yakima, WA 98908 and/or the Union Gospel Mission, 1300 N. 1st Street, Yakima, WA 98901.


Second obituary (not published):
Dora Mae (Roe) Perrigo, 103, went to be with her Lord on March 12, 2017. She was born in Seattle, August 19, 1913 to George and Martha Corson Geislinger. On March 6, 1938, she married Weldon Wilson Perrigo in Mount Vernon, Washington. They were married 62 years.
When she and her sister were young they moved to the Snoqualmie Valley. Her mother remarried a farmer, Frances "Frank" Roe, who enrolled his stepdaughters in school as Dora and Mary Roe. From that time both girls used their new maiden name. After years of milking she almost hated cows, and having their tails swish in her face. However; she loved calves, pigs, horses, cats and maybe the goat that ate a birthday cake.
Dora attended schools in Tolt (which became Carnation), Snohomish, Sultan, and Duvall. She graduated from Fall City High School in 1930 as valedictorian in her class of eight. She attended Washington State College 1930-1933, switching from Business Administration to Secretarial Science.
Around 1933 she worked in the office at the Carnation Company in Mt. Vernon. There she became active at First Christian Church. She rededicated her life to Christ, and had assurance of salvation for the rest of her life. Soon she was baptized by immersion.
After meeting Weldon Perrigo, they developed mutual friends, and visited The Firs Bible Conference near Bellingham. She was more concerned about his career of milking cows, than his active life as a Presbyterian. They were married at the home of Dr. & Mrs. George Sicklesteel in Mt. Vernon. The farm and family grew, and in 1947 the family moved up the Skagit River to Hamilton in the Sedro-Woolley School District. In 1966 with a son, Lloyd, still in school the couple moved to Yakima County. They worked at the Flying H Youth Ranch east of Naches, farmed south of Sunnyside and at Tieton, and they built houses near Selah and in Yakima.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Perrigo, and in 1913 by her sister, Mary Jean Ballou.
Surviving are five children, Lawrence (Kathy) in Yakima; Helen Malmsten Rehfeld (Rod) of Sun City, AZ; Dale (Joey) of Bothell; Ruth Chollman (Bill) of Lacey; and Lloyd (Christina) of Nome, AK. She had many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tieton Drive Bible Chapel, Living Care Community, Child Evangelism Fellowship or Yakima Union Gospel Mission.