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Dolly Jean Tate


Dolly Jean Tate

Dolly Jean Hendrix Bluhm Tate, 89, of Kennewick, WA died at home on November 23, 2014. She was born on July 2, 1925 in Halfway, Oregon. She graduated from Pine Valley High School, Halfway, Oregon in 1944. She married Alfred R. Bluhm, who preceded her in death in Seattle, WA on May 17, 1983. Dolly was an institutional cook at Eastern Oregon University, retiring in 1987 and moving to Hermiston, OR for a brief time. Dolly (Jean, as she preferred to be called) met Paul Tate in 1991 and moved to Underwood. They were married in Winnemucca, Nevada. After Underwood they moved to Goldendale and she lived there until November 12, 2014 when she moved to Kennewick to be near her daughter.

Dolly loved to cook and read cook books, and watch cooking shows. She loved to watch polka, the Lawrence Welk, and Larry's Diner.

Dolly Jean Tate

Dolly is survived by sons David G (Cheryl) Bluhm; Dennis M. (Pat) Bluhm; Rosemarie (James) Caudle; grandson James M. Bluhm; granddaughters Lisa Bluhm, Lacey Bluhm; great-grandson Cameron J. Bluhm; sister Ora (Skip) Romine and her husband Dave; stepchildren Dan Tate, Carol (Dolly) Tate and Judy (Joe) Whitehouse; Bill (Judy) Tate; Vickie (Chuck) Parsons; nine step-grandchildren; numerous step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and special nephew Jimmy J. Hendrix III.

Dolly is preceded in death by her children's father, Alfred R. Bluhm; second spouse Paul Tate; her parents James Jonathon Hendrix I and Nadie Denney Hendrix Buchanan; brother James J Hendrix II; sister Marie Griffin; daughter-in-law Sherry Bluhm; stepdaughter-in-law Chris Tate and step-grandson Bobbie Tate.

Services will be held at noon at Daniels Funeral Home, 1502 7th Street, La Grande, OR on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Prior visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery. 

Jean was the most loving, caring woman, mother and grandmother to everyone she met. For online condolences please visit


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