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03/14/1930 — 08/01/2004
From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Laramie, Wyoming
Dorla Marcum, 74, of Kennewick, died August 1, 2004, in Kennewick, WA. She was born in Laramie, WY and lived in the Tri-Cities 40 years. As a youth, she was a lifeguard and enjoyed all sports. Later on, being a mother kept her very busy. She was very proud of having all of her grandchildren learn to swim in her pool and of the good times the family had around the pool. She coached Little League when her oldest sons played.
She was a retired machine operator for the Nestle Company in Othello. She also designed the company logo for the Carnation Company.
She loved birdhouses, the Mariners Ichiro, and the colors, teal and mauve. Dorla is survived by her husband of 56 years, Joe R. Marcum; children, Lonnie Marcum Janet Marcum, John Marcum Pat Marcum, Linda OConnor Michael OConnor, Cheryl ODonnell Jim ODonnell, Rodney Marcum Lupe Marcum, Joey Marcum Jane Marcum, Deana Oquist, Kelly Young Mikeal Young; and 30 grandchildren as well as 21 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Florence Elston; sibling, Sharon Bowman; and 3 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2004, at Einans Funeral Home. Inurnment is in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, 1177 Jadwin Ave. Ste.C, Richland, WA 99352 or American Diabetes Association, P O Box 375, Richland, WA 99352