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Doreene Franson Livermore

November 23, 1934 ~ October 1, 2018 (age 83)

Doreene Franson Livermore

November 23, 1934 - October 1, 2018

Doreene “Dode” Livermore of Deary died Monday, October 1, 2018 the Purity Adult Family Home in Pullman. She was 83.

Doreene Lee Livermore (née Franson) was born November 23, 1934 in Bandon, Oregon to Daniel Brer and Hannah Nay Franson.  She was the ninth of ten children, the youngest being her twin sister, Loreene Dee.

Known as Dode to her friends, she was a 1953 graduate of Bandon High School.  That same year she met and married Ernest Livermore in Prairie City, Oregon, where they raised four children. Dode remained in the John Day area until 2001, when she retired from working at the Malheur National Forest to move closer to family in Deary, Idaho.

Dode was a strong, loyal, and principled person who loved a good joke.  She enjoyed cooking, canning, and preserving (her pickles and tomatoes will be sorely missed); getting up early to enjoy her coffee; watching the birds out her window, and spending time with her favorite dog, Bo.  Always an athlete at heart, she enjoyed attending local high school sports and rooting for the Oregon Ducks and Washington State Cougars.

Dode is preceded in death by her nine siblings and her husband, Ernie.  She is survived by her children Barbara Peringer (Paul), Gary Livermore (Rhonda), Brenda Proctor (Denny), and Jim Livermore (Jones); ten grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Dode will be buried next to Ernie, her husband of 47 years, at a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Avon Cemetery in Avon, Idaho. A reception and dinner will follow at the Deary Community Center.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Humane Society of the Palouse (http://www.humanesocietyofthepalouse.org/).

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.

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