Dorothy Peer, 82, died on Friday, November 6, 2020 at her home in Pine Creek, Oregon. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 13, 2020 at the VFW Hall in Halfway, Oregon at 2:00 p.m.
Lillian Dorothy was born on December 28, 1937 to John and Ruth (Hunt) Kelly in Payette, Idaho. She was raised in Emmett, Idaho and attended schools in Payette and Meridian, Idaho.
Dorothy was swept off of her feet by her high school sweetheart, Jerry L. Peer. They wed on November 24, 1956 and were married just short of 64 years.
Dorothy and Jerry lived at Brownlee and Oxbow, Oregon for a large part of their lives. She and Jerry retired to a home on Pine Creek, just a couple miles from Oxbow. During her life, she was a member of the Locust Grove Grange in Boise, Idaho.
Dorothy was an amazing wife and outstanding mother to their five children. Dorothy loved working in her flower beds and grew many different varieties of iris. She canned the family vegetables and was very crafty at making things for her kids. This included baking many wedding and anniversary cakes for her family and friends in the valley. She also enjoyed playing cards and games with the grandkids.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brothers, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Jerry; daughters, Trisha Lindsay and Karene and her husband, Rene; sons, Roger and wife, Beth, Gerald and wife, Edrie, Darryl and wife Kathy ; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Dorothy, the family suggests VFW Post #7847 through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com.
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