Dorcas Margaret Waymire, 84, of Zillah passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Sept. 22, 1919 in Sumner, Neb. to Ray Homer and Laurel Lydia (Guess) Kleckner. She received her education in Overton, Neb., graduating with the class of 1937. During the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, Dorcas moved to Granger. She continued her education graduating from Mrs. Freese’s beauty school in Yakima in 1942. In 1943 Dorcas opened a beauty salon in her home in Zillah. On Dec. 26, 1943 she married George David Waymire in Toppenish. The Waymires made their home in Zillah, where Dorcas continued operating her beauty salon for more than 32 years.

She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, quilting and raising plants. She cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Dorcas was a member of the Granger Seventh-day Adventist Church and a very active leader in the children division.

She is survived by her children, Larry Waymire and wife, Sharron, of Granger, John Waymire and wife, Colleen, of Zillah, Laurel Schmella and husband, Dave, of Millcreek, LeRoy Waymire and wife, Carolyn, of Harden, Mont., Pollianne Johnson and husband, Richard, of Portland, Ken Waymire and wife, Kris, of Zillah, Marcine Duim and husband, Terry, of Outlook, Tamera Waymire of Granger and Philip Waymire and wife, Shelly, of Portland, Ore.; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Beryl Kleckner of North Platte, Neb.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George David Waymire; a daughter, Gayla Wells; a son, Dennis Waymire; her sister, Ramona Eder; and her brother, Kalvin Kleckner.

Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, March 7, 2004, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 8, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Zillah Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.


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