Dora Mae Gourley

Dora Mae Gourley

Sunday, October 2nd, 1938 - Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Dora Mae Boesch Gourley passed away February 17th, 2019 at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was born October 2, 1938 and was 80 years of age at the time of her death.

Dora Mae was born in Haines, Oregon to Ferdinand and Bertha (Warfield) Boesch. She joined siblings, Anna Belle, Bonnie and Donald.

She has been drawing and painting since age five. She chose her subjects from anywhere there was interesting scenery; The Oregon Coast, Napa Valley and cattle country of Eastern Oregon. She especially loved to paint barns and animals. Many of her paintings are in homes throughout the United States. Dora Mae also enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting and reading.

She worked for twenty years as a medical assistant. Dora Mae married Edward Wayne Gourley in 1992 and they shared 27 wonderful years together until his passing in 2008.

Dora Mae is survived by her daughter, Brenda (and husband, Larry) Deskin; brother, Donald Boesch; many nieces, nephews, cousins plus a host of friends including her precious kitty, Kayla. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Bonnie Lee Boesch Sipes and Anna Belle Boesch.

A private memorial will be held at a later date where she will be laid to rest at the Haines Pioneer Cemetery in Haines, Oregon.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Anderson's Tribute Center (1401 Belmont Ave, Hood River, OR, 97031).

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Valerie Hurst

Posted at 11:59pm
I first met Dora when I became friends with Brenda, we were 12. I spend many weekends with Brenda and her mom, Dora has the patients of a saint, she taught us to sew and we did all sorts of crafts. We traveled to eastern Oregon one summer to stay with Dora's parents we had a blast! Lot's of picnics on the island and just plain fun! Dora was an accomplished water color artist, I have enjoyed her work for years and even have one of her paintings. Dora will be truly missed, my heart goes out to Brenda and Larry.
Valerie Hurst

Eileen Peters

Posted at 07:27am
Dora and I are second cousins. We didn’t make our acquaintance until late in our lives, but she was strong on family and we were happy to get to know each other, I regret not having more time to know her better. May she find peace with our Lord.

Darryl Roberts

Posted at 11:26pm
Rest In Peace with no more pain dear sweet lady.....

Dr. Ben Uhlig

Posted at 08:46pm
wayne Gourly was my internest for the last couple of years of my surgical practice at Providence Hospital. Dora. his wife/office Nurse. We shared some pretty trying times ..Dora was always very supportive for me during those trying times. Later after I retired we developed an online friend ship that allowed us to share a lot our experiences and memories .Camping. Jim Billings deer hunting in the Stinking Waters campfires Eastern Oregon etc. GOOD Bye Dear Dora. You will be missed by many!

Joyce Bryan

Posted at 12:20pm
We knew each other as teenagers, dating men that were buddies. So happy I was able to connect with this remarkable, strong woman in the later years of our lives. Dora lived through her own heartaches and continued to sow love. God is blessing her now, and may God Bless her daughter, Brenda.

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