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Information for William A. Doramus
28 February, 1905 - 16 June, 1985
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
June, 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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William Doramus

    Services for William A. Doramus, 80, of Hermiston, Ore., formerly of Nampa and Melba, who died Sunday, June 16, in a Hermiston hospital will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Alsip Funeral, Nampa.  The Rev. Martin Gauby, pastor of the Mr. View Church of the Brethren in Boise, will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Melba Cemetery.
    Mr. Doramus was born on Feb. 28, 1905, in Hewins, Kan., to Frank and Mary Doramus.  He was reared in Kansas and Oklahoma and at a young age came with his family to the Boise Valley, where he completed his education.  He then worked on several sheep ranches in Owyhee County.  He married Lois Cruzan on March 16, 1927, in Newkirk, Okla.  In 1926 they moved to the Melba area where they farmed.  He also worked as a mechanic and was employed with Associated Seed Growers for several years.  They then moved to California and later to LaGrande, Ore., where he logged for many years.  Mrs. Doramus died on Nov. 20, 1956, and he had resided in Irrigon, Ore., since.  He had been a member of the Baptist Church for 28 years.
    He is survived by four sons, Bill Jr., Cusick, Wash., Charles, Hermiston, Ore., James, Cusick, Wash., and Leonard, North Pole, Alaska; four daughters, Mary Jo Riedlinger, Umatilla, Ore., Patricia McBride, Las Vegas, Nev., Jeannie Tillman, Boise, and Sherry Oliver, Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Dwenis Doramus, McCloud, Calif.; four sisters, Dolly Murphy, Kuna, Frances Wood, McCarthur, Calif., Mary Heckathorn, Mattawa, Wash., and Doris Case, Caldwell; 30 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was  preceded in death by one son and three daughters.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Mr. Bert Stone, 1643 Park Ave., Nampa, Idaho 83651, or flowers may be sent.  Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel until 9 o'clock tonight and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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