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Dorothy Kain

February 25, 1927 — December 13, 2023

Willapa Valley

Long time Willapa Valley resident, Dorothy M. Kain passed away the evening of December 13, 2023 in Shelton WA.

Dorothy was born on February 25, 1927 in Humptulips, WA. She was the daughter of Norris Earl and Olive Mae Turner. She was known as “Dot” as a child. She attended schools in Humptulips, Lake Quinault and graduated from high school in Shelton, WA. She also attended Grays Harbor Business College and the University of Oregon.

On March 22, 1957, she married Robert (Bob) Kain, and moved to the home that Bob built on Andrew St. overlooking the Willapa Valley. Together they had a family of four children. Bob’s two children, Robert II (12) and Anita Jean (9) and Dorothy’s two daughters, Malyn (3) and Thasa (2).

Dorothy’s early employment was with Wolff’s Apparel and as a service representative with Pacific Northwest Bell, both in Aberdeen. After moving to Willapa Valley, she had a Day-Care in their home and she also sold Studio Girl Cosmetics. Years later she worked for the Willapa Valley School District as the secretary to the Superintendent for 24 years, retiring in 1989.

Dorothy was a lifelong member of the Order of Eastern Star, Shelton Chapter. She belonged to the United Methodist Church and the Willapa Ladies Aid. For many years, she participated in the H.O.S.T. program at the Willapa Elementary School as well as being a life member of the Willapa Valley Booster Club. She and Bob had years of adventures and fun flying in his Cessna 180.

Dorothy enjoyed her yard full of flowers and sending countless birthday and every occasion, cards! And anyone who knew her, knew she loved her Hummels! But most of all, beside her beloved Bob, she loved her Grandchildren, Mitch and Kristine Kain, Michael and Rachel England, and Joseph Sokmen. Also, her Great Grandchildren, Matthew Kain, Marley and Madasyn Merrill, Michael and Gabriel England. In her later years she was widely known as “Grandma Dorothy” to more than just her own grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Bob, her parents, her brother Bob, her two sisters Lefa and Imra, her daughters Thasa and Anita Jean and her grandson Mitch.

There will be a Celebration of Dorothy’s life at the Bayview Funeral Home Chapel at 11am on July 15 , 2024. Followed by internment at Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo and a gathering at the Raymond Elk’s Club from 4-7 pm.

In lieu of flowers the family would be pleased if you would donate to the Willapa Valley Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 128, Menlo, WA 98561

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Monday, July 15, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Pacific time)

Bayview Funeral Home Raymond

315 5th Street, Raymond, WA 98577

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Monday, July 15, 2024

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Monday, July 15, 2024

The Fern Hill Cemetery

100 S Fork Rd, Raymond, WA 98577

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