Our beloved mother, Dorothy Elaine Warren, 90, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Prestige Care Center in Lewiston.
Dorothy was born July 11, 1924, to Raymond F. and Margaret VonBargen Crea at Clarkston. She was their fifth child. Dorothy received her education at Columbus School House followed by Grangeville public schools.
She married Leo H. Poxleitner on June 27, 1942. After their marriage, they lived at Weippe until Leo was drafted into World War II. She returned to her parents’ home on the family farm outside of Grangeville until she had an opportunity to join him in Medford, Ore., while he was stationed at Camp White. Shortly after, they returned to Idaho and lived on the Crea farm, where Leo worked until his death.
Dorothy was a fabulous cook and baker and maintained a large produce garden on the farm, canning large quantities of the food raised every year. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with her family. She spent many years operating dry cleaners both in Grangeville and Lewiston.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Joan Greer and Norma (Larry) Wemhoff; son, Philip (Jean) Poxleitner; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and her very close friend, Roger Verner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Poxleitner (1972); and a second husband, Irv Warren; one grandson, Brian Wemhoff; and son-in-law, Lyle Greer; her parents, Raymond and Margaret Crea; two brothers, Lester and Allen; and three sisters, Verna, Hazel and Ella Mae.
Dorothy was a kind, loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at Mountain View Funeral Home on the corner of Seventh Street and Cedar Avenue in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dorothy’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
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