Obituary of Dorothy Loomis
Dorothy passed away on August 18, 2017 in Bellingham, Washington at the age of 101. She was born on April 8, 1916 to William and Katherine (Scholenberg) Kleinsmith, in Viola, Idaho.
She grew up in Lewiston, Idaho and married Steve Loomis in 1935. They were married for 64 years before his death in 1999.
Dorothy lived a long and gentle life. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by her children, Dorothy Wray Berry, Margaret (Gene) Vinyard, and Steve (Martha) Loomis; grandchildren, Carol (Paul Brower) Berry, Allen Berry, Mike (Bonnie) Berry, Stephanie (Ric) Straus, Roger (Jackie) Vinyard, and Eric (Leslie) Vinyard; great-grandchildren, Riley (Ella) Berry, Lynn Berry, Michelle Berry, Sam Straus, Nate Straus, Jessica Vinyard, Ava Vinyard, Dylan (Casey) Vinyard; great-great-granddaughter, Katrina Vinyard; several sisters-in-law; and numerous nephews, nieces, and dear friends, as well as the caring staff at Rosewood Villa.
At Dorothy's request there will be family gatherings in lieu of a service.