Dolores Lee Roundtree
Dolores Lee Roundtree
November 13th, 1932 - December 23rd, 2017
Dolores Lee Adams Roundtree, 85 of Weiser, passed away, Saturday, December 23, 2017 in Weiser, Idaho, with family by her side.
Dolores was born November 13, 1932 in Ryderwood, Washington, the daughter of Richard and Eunice Adams. Dolores attended school in Ryderwood, which was the largest logging town in the nation. After graduating in 1952, she joined the Army Air Corp, Air Force, where she became a keypunch operator for two years in San Antonio, TX. While stationed in Texas, she was asked to ride on a parade float representing the Air Corp, wearing a fashionable swimsuit of the day.
Dolores and Ross knew each other growing up until Ross moved to Williams, Oregon for his final two years of high school. As fate would have it, they were reacquainted at Ross’s sister’s home. They started dating but, joined different branches of the Military. Ross was serving in the Army and Dolores was in the Army Air Corp. They fell in love and the two were eager to marry. Dolores married Ross Edwin Roundtree, her best friend and the love of her life, at Applegate, Oregon on June 2, of 1953. Dolores was honorably discharged after marriage to join Ross in France, where he was stationed in Verdun. Their daughter Wendy was born while Ross was stationed there. After Ross’s discharge they returned to the family dairy farm in Grants Pass, Oregon in 1956. They lived on the family farm where their sons, Jay, Andy, Pat and Lou were born.
In 1966 the family packed up and moved to Weiser, Idaho where they raised grain and cattle on 1200 acres. After moving to Weiser, Dolores was hired at Champion Homes Corporation, where she was Sales Secretary for 23 years. In June of 1980, Dolores lost the love of her life, Ross. Dolores continued to work at Champion, but sold the family farm and moved to town. After leaving Champion Homes, Dolores began working at Matthew’s Grain and Storage for another 23 years. Dolores enjoyed her work while visiting with farmers and ranchers, which allowed her to keep up on the latest happenings. Dolores retired from Matthew’s when she was 83.
Dolores enjoyed her daily walks, wine, reading, her yard, flowers and her independence. Dolores was known to all of her grand children and great grand children as Grandma Dee. Grandma Dee never forgot a birthday and always tried to send a little money in each birthday card. She was always thoughtful about sending Anniversary Cards and Birthday Cards to family and friends. Dolores was known for her holiday popcorn balls, candies and cookies. Dolores was very proud of her children and their accomplishments. Dolores adored her grand children; they brought her so much joy.
Dolores was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Dean Adams, her parents Richard (Pete) & Eunice Adams and her husband, Ross Roundtree.
She is survived by her daughter Wendy & Dave Allen, sons, Jay and Darla, Andy and Linda, Pat and Penny Lou and Shawna and numerous grand & great grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be Saturday 12/30/2017 at 1 PM at the Weiser Hillcrest Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lienkaemper-thomason.com.