Bernice “Dorene” Cline, age 88 of Tonasket died at her home on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010.
Dorene was born Sept. 13, 1921 in Cooper Switch, Mo., to parents Jesse and Minni Justus. She grew up and attended school in Eldon, Mo. On Sept. 8, 1937 she married Walter Cline in Versailles, Mo. For the next 19 years she and Walter farmed in Missouri, raising crops and operating a dairy farm. In 1956 they moved their family to Tonasket where they worked in the apple industry. Following retirement in 1976, they purchased a home north of Tonasket.
Dorene loved being in the surrounding mountains and caring for her grandchildren. She could never pass up a yard sale.
She is survived by her son and wife, Jesse and Hope Cline of Tonasket; daughter and husband, Mary and Tom Corum of Tonasket; brother, Edward Craig of Oroville; a special friend and caregiver, Ann Cramer and family of Tonasket. Also, six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walt in 1995; also by four sisters and a brother.
Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Tonasket, officiated by Steve Watts. Interment will be at the Tonasket Cemetery.
Memorials donated to Hospice.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville and Tonasket in care of arrangements.