Delores Jeanne ( Dolly) Kennison, Theuerkauf, born March 14, 1925 in Portland, Oregon, to Fred and Cecilia (Bowen) Kennison, passed away June 24, 2021, in Mckinleyville, CA at the age of 96.
When Delores was an infant they moved back to James Town, ND. Dolly graduated from St Johns Academy high school in 1943, she attended Northern Pacific Railroad Telegraph School for 3 months and then went to work as a telegrapher for 5 years for Northern Pacific Railroad, and she worked in several different towns, including Buffalo, ND, Jessie Valley City, Casselton and West Fargo, ND Her last job was in Dilworth, Minnesota. In the fall of 1948, she moved to San Francisco, CA. In 1950 she married Joe Swift and had two sons, James and Thomas. They divorced in 1957. Delores started a new job working for Simpson Timber Co, in the sales dept. In the fall of 1958, she was transferred to Arcata, Ca. In 1960 she met and married Ernie Theuerkauf, they had three sons: Todd, Ross, and Lee. They bought a house in Bayside, CA in 1963 and she resided there until her time of death. Mom loved to play scrabble, and crossword puzzles. She leave-behinds Jim (Sandy) Swift, Tom (Jennifer) Swift, Todd (Mary) Theuerkauf, Ross (Holly) Theuerkauf, and Lee Theuerkauf. 10 Grandchildren and 10 great Grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by Ernie Theuerkauf, Parents Fred and Cecelia Kennison, siblings Ralph Kennison, Anita Fischer, Betty Lockhart, Lorraine Fairfield and Bob Kennison.
Services will be held at Paul's Chapel, Arcata Ca. @ 11 A.M July 10th. A viewing will be held July 9th, 5-8 P.M for family and friends. A reception will follow at the family's home in Bayside.
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