Dorothy Mae McCaslin Shiley, age 89, passed away Aug. 16, 2014 in Bellingham.
She treasured being independent and self reliant, and blessedly remained so until mortal death took her to be with her beloved husband, Bill, who died in 2003. Her love of learning and trying new things led her to travel the world with Bill. She would learn a craft (painting, ceramics, quilting), then share it with others. She also loved genealogy, reading, and volunteer work at her church and in the community. She will be remembered for her kindness, caring, and laughter.
Dorothy was born September 3, 1924 in Spokane, WA to Albert F. and Carrie M. (Ickes) McCaslin. She married William Arthur Shiley in Tigard, Oregon on January 18, 1947.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Linda (Ron) Parr of Vancouver, WA; sons James (Dawn) of Springville, UT, Kevin (Carrie) of Rexburg, ID, and Ronald (Eric) of Seattle, WA; sister-in-law Darlene Shiley of Pauma Valley, CA; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Farewell Tribute Information
Visitation will be held Fri. Aug 22 at 9:00 am, with a memorial service at 10:30 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2925 James St., Bellingham. Interment will follow at Greenacres-Moles Cemetery. Donations Information
Her family suggests that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to the charity of your choice.