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Doris Oleson

Died: Mon., Oct. 28, 2013


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Doris Furney Oleson, 92, of Port Orford, passed away October 28, 2013 in Bandon.  Doris was born June 23, 1921 in Georgia.  She attended elementary & secondary schools in South Georgia, graduating from high school at age 16.   She attended the same Georgia University as President Jimmy Carter and started teaching  at the age of 18.  Her superintendent required silk hose and, she didn’t have the money to pay for them so she resigned and worked as a dental assistant to the Colonel at Finney General Hospital. Her future husband, Bill, was lucky to be assigned dental care in her chair.  He married one of the most attractive women in South Georgia. 
Doris and Bill were married 68 years, raised five children who all achieved post-secondary education  She graduated from Portland State and completed her Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Alaska. She earned a Master Teacher rating from both Oregon and Alaska.  Her teaching assignments included Beaverton and Salem schools in Oregon and Special Education in the Anchorage School Deistrict.
Doris and Bill retired to Port Orford in 1982.  She prided herself in catching a salmon from every major river from the Columbia to the Rogue.  She was loved by everyone who was lucky to know her.
She is survived by her husband, Bill, five children, ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Amling Schroeder Funeral Service, Bandon.
 

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