Northwest NEWS

March 26, 2001


Fern I. Dorman

Fern I. Dorman, of Snohomish, formerly of Issaquah, died on March 20 at the home of her daughter in Snohomish.
   Mrs. Dorman was born on Jan. 6, 1908, in Holyoke, Colo., the daughter of George and Bessie Eddy.
   She was raised in Woodinville and Redmond. Mrs. Dorman attended schools in Bogardus (Robe Valley), Woodinville and Inglewood.
   She met Sam Dorman in 1925 when he was cutting wood for her brother Floyd on the Pine Lake Plateau.
   The couple was married on April 14, 1927, in Seattle and in 1997 they celebrated 70 years of marriage. They lived in the Issaquah, Redmond and Woodinville areas before moving to Duvall in 1971.
   Mr. Dorman preceded her in death in 1997. Mrs. Dorman moved to Snohomish to live with her daughter in 1999. She was a charter member of the Pine Lake Community Club. Mrs. Dorman enjoyed spending time with her family and children, vegetable and flower gardening and working jigsaw and crossword puzzles.
   Mrs. Dorman is survived by two daughters, Ella Mae Brauer (Bill), of Snohomish and Mamie Boyle, of Duvall; one son Laure Dorman (Vi), of Shelton; two sisters, Hazel Smith, of Cordes Lakes, Ariz. and Betty Hawk, of Kent; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Lorna Swezey in 1995.
   Family and friends are invited to sign the family's on-line guest book at
   The family suggests remembrances be made to a local food bank.