Horstman, Dolores Rose – Obituary

Dolores (Dode) Rose Horstman, 77, of La Grande died Feb. 22 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Walla Walla. At her request there will be no public services. Those who wish may sign the guest book on-line at www.danielsknopp.com.

Dolores was born Oct. 20, 1930, to Charles and Velma (Weidman) Marra in Red Oak, Iowa. She was the only child. The family moved to La Grande when she was a teenager.

She attended school in Baker City and La Grande, graduating from La Grande High School with the Class of 1947. In 1950 she married Norman Bud Horstman in La Grande where he worked for the railroad. They moved to Portland in 1951 and were there until 1961 when he was transferred to Seattle. In 1972 they returned to Portland where they lived until returning to La Grande in 2002.

For many years, Dolores was a stay-at-home mom. When her children were grown she re-entered the workforce as a real estate agent, then moved into property management.

Among her many passions were working in her flower beds, tending her garden, playing cards and watching and feeding the birds and squirrels around her home. She loved socializing and was always happy to be invited to the La Grande High School Class of ’46 lunches. Those who knew her say she was a nice mom.

Survivors include her husband, Norman Horstman of La Grande; children, Dean Horstman of Bainbridge Island, Wash., Doug Horstman of Island City and Karyn Horstman of La Grande; granddaughter, Kendall Horstman of Bainbridge Island; and other relatives.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Association in La Grande.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 1, 2008

Submitted by Dixie Ricker

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