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Doris Newman



Doris Elaine Newman, 82, passed away at her home in Goldendale on January 11, 2014.

She was born in The Dalles, Ore., on Aug. 13, 1931 to Marie (Nygaard) and John Jesse Ray. Doris was raised in Goldendale and after school moved to The Dalles in the 1950’s. She worked for Mary Van’s Flower Shop until Robert “Bob” Newman discovered her and convinced her to come to work for him. Doris and Bob married in 1960 and together owned and operated their own flower shop, The Greenhouse, for 40 years.

Mrs. Newman is survived by her husband Bob of Goldendale; sons Jim of Portland, John of Berkeley, California and Joe of The Dalles; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Donald Ray.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel in Goldendale with interment at Spring Creek Cemetery.


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