Charla Nevelle (Dohrman) Elkins, 65, of Sunnyside died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 in Sunnyside.

She was born Oct. 11, 1943 in Prosser to Charles A. and Iral M. Dohrman. She enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduating from Sunnyside High School.

She married Sgt. David C. Elkins. After he passed away, she returned to Sunnyside with her young son to be near family.

She is survived by her son, David C. Elkins Jr.; her mother, Iral; her siblings, Roberta Fultz, Donald, Leon and Richard Dohrman; friend, Georgia Thompson; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Free Methodist Church in Sunnyside.

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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