LEMM, Dolores P. May 27, 1935 - June 2, 2013
Born in La Junta, Colorado to Pete and Mildred Perez, Dolores was the first of six children. Dolores was married at the tender age of 16 to Paul S. Juárez and raised a family of four children, two daughters and two sons.
She received her GED in 1967 continuing her education to become a physician’s assistant in Lynnwood, WA where she worked at the doctors clinic and went on to work for Watt’s Ophthalmic Clinic.
Dolores strived to be the best in whatever endeavor she set her sights on. In retirement she learned to paint and became an accomplished artist.
Dolores is remembered as a loving mother, a kind and generous woman and wonderful sister, auntie, grandmother and friend. She held a strong belief in God and this conviction was a guiding principal in her life.
Dolores loved her family and enjoyed many activities, was an excellent cook and gifted artist in the mediums of oils and acrylics.
She also enjoyed traveling the world to experience culture and art. Other interests included gardening and interior decorating.
Dolores’ final wishes were to be cremated and her ashes scattered at sea so she may continue her love of exploration “traveling the world by water…”
She is survived by all of her children: Elizabeth Juárez-Brockway, husband Roger Brockway, Portland, OR; Paul Juárez, wife Patricia Matthews- Juárez of Memphis, TN, two granddaughters, Erin Juárez of New York, NY and Kristin Juárez of Atlanta, GA; Steven Juárez, wife Janis Juárez of Redmond, WA and Michelle Juárez, husband Jeff Cimaomo of Seattle, WA.
Additional survivors: brothers, Robert Perez, Anchorage, AK, Joseph Perez, Bellevue, WA sisters, Mary Maver, Westminister, CA and Peggy Palofax, El Paso, TX. She was preceded in death by parents Pete and Mildred Perez, Moses Lake, WA, second husband Duane A. Lemm, Yuma, AZ and brother Pete Perez, Jr., Sequim, WA.
The family also wishes to recognize Dolores’ many friends in the Charbonneau Oregon community that helped her in so many ways throughout these past years and difficult times.
Your friendship, caring and concern for our mother are a great comfort and we sincerely appreciate everything you did for her in her final years.
A memorial service will be held June 22, 2013, at Cornwell Colonial Chapel, Wilsonville, OR.