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Vernice Dove


Lillian Vernice Dove, 81, passed away at her home in Centerville, Washington on June 18, 2019. She was born to Burton and Lillian Virginia (Fahlenkamp) Wiidenan in Goldendale, Washington on October 6, 1937. Vernice married Bill Dove on April 7, 1956 in Goldendale. She worked in retail at Coast to Coast, Western Auto, Ace Hardware and at the liquor store. Mrs. Dove was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed rodeos and being involved with her children and grandchildren. Vernice is survived by her children Judy Hoctor and Mike (Rose) Dove of Centerville, and Susan Dove of Zillah, Washington; brothers Walt Fahlenkamp and Richard Fahlenkamp, both of Goldendale; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Mrs. Dove was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 2001; her sister Doris Seward, brother Johnny Fahlenkamp and son-in-law Paul Hoctor. A funeral service was held on June 22, 2019 at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel in Goldendale with interment at the Centerville Cemetery. To send condolences to the Dove family, please visit


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