Doris Vivian Roderick, 90, of Sunnyside entered the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 31, 1919 at Leland, Idaho to Henry and Dovie Garoutte.

Doris began her primary education in Idaho and finished in Sunnyside, where she met her husband of 49 years, Harold V. Roderick. They married in 1937 and were long- time residents of Outlook and Sunnyside.

She was employed as a food service specialist for both school districts, retiring after 33 years. Doris then worked as a volunteer in the Sunnyside Memorial Hospital Auxiliary serving snacks and juice to patients.

In addition to her career she held offices as deaconess, president of WMC, hospitality volunteer for weddings, anniversaries, funerals and visiting missionaries in the Sunnyside Grace Brethren Church. She was also skilled at needlepoint, sewing, knitting and quilting.

She was a member of the Grace Brethren Church for more than 70 years.

She is survived by two brothers, Don Garoutte of Yakima, and LeRoy Garoutte of Prosser; two sons, Raymond Roderick of Sunnyside and Warren (Telly) Roderick of Kirkland; three daughters, Leta (Gilbert) Langholff of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Barbara (Larry) Barkey of Kent and DiAnn (Bernie) Schutt of Sunnyside; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Harold V. Roderick; her parents, Henry and Dovie Garoutte; two brothers, Art and Wayne Garoutte; and one sister, Georgia Berkman.

Her family wishes to thank Ruth Todd and the staff at Sun Terrace in Sunnyside and Judy Bulmer and the staff at Chandler House in Yakima for the many years of loving care for our mother.

Family funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to Lower Valley Hospice.

Those wishing to share their memories or sign Doris's online memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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