Marie Blanche (Halverson) Doramus, 97, passed away on May 20, 2018. A Memorial Service to honor and celebrate her life will be held on Saturday May 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Nampa Church of the Brethren, 11030 W. Orchard Ave, Nampa 83651. Services are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel, 415 12th Ave. So. – 208-442-8171. An online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Nampa Church of the Brethren or Church, 11030 W. Orchard Ave., Nampa, ID 86 or the Brethren Camp Wilbur Stover, %Nampa Church of the Brethren.
Marie was born on January 31, 1921 in Nance county, Nebraska. Marie was the oldest child of 6 children born to Arthur and Blanche Halverson. She graduated from Fullerton High School in 1938 with a school teacher certificate. In the summer of1942, she went to Kearney for teacher re-certification classes. In May 1944, she married Dick Doramus of Nampa, a farmer near the Happy Valley School where she was teaching. They were married for 59 years. Marie was actively involved in the Happy Valley and Kuna communities while the children were in school. She was a member of the PTA at both Happy Valley and Kuna. She spent several years as a 4H leader where she enjoyed teaching sewing skills. She liked learning new skills and the company of her friends when she was a member of different county extension clubs. She learned how to upholster furniture through her extension club meetings. The chair she upholstered is at her son Mark’s house. The sofa she did later is still being used in the cabin at Camp Wilbur Stover.
After Marie and Dick retired from farming, they spent many days at Camp Wilbur Stover. Dick working on camp improvement projects with Marie supervising and caring for the workers. They would often spend several days at Camp and then come back to attend church on Sunday. Marie continued to attend Camp Stover with her daughters after Dick’s passing. And she had to supervise the opening and closing of the cabin each year. Also, in Marie and Dick’s retirement year they enjoyed traveling across the lower 48, Alaska and Hawaii, and even to Australia with family.
Marie and Dick were actively involved in the Nampa Church of the Brethren. They were members of the Friendship Sunday School Class. Marie spent many years teaching children’s Sunday school, vacation Bible school and singing in the choir. She loved her church family.
Marie is survived by 2 daughters, Kathleen and her daughter Sarah of LaVerne, CA; and Gail (Ken) Kaae of Boise, ID and their sons, James of Renton, WA and Jon of Boise; son in law, Roger Krug, McMinnville, OR and his daughter, Janelle of Tualatin, OR and his son, David (Justyne) of Hillsboro, OR; and son, R. Mark Doramus, Middleton, ID. Her sister, Laurene (Dwayne) Skogsberg of Boise, ID. and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dick Doramus; a son James and daughter Mary Jane Krug; her brothers, Ronald, Edgar, and Robert Halverson and a sister, Margaret Millican.