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Idaho State Journal, 06/17/09
Dorothy Marie Passey, our dear Mom, Grandma, Mother-in-law and Friend, of Soda Springs,
Idaho went to be with Our Heavenly Father on Monday, June 15, 2009 at Caribou Memorial
Hospital in Soda Springs. She was 83 years old.
Dorothy was born in Pegram, Idaho on December 11, 1925 to Milford "Pat" and Alta
Murphy. She was one of nine children. She spent most of her youth in Pegram and later
moved to Montpelier, where she operated several cafes with great food, humor and laughter.
Dorothy came from a musical family and she and her sister Gloria would sing and play
guitars at rodeos. She later moved with her family to Soda Springs where they managed a
grain buying and selling operation. Dorothy always had a cute joke to tell. She worked for
Soda Springs Phosphate until her retirement.
Dorothy was an accomplished painter, and her specialty was painting horses for many of her
friends. Dorothy was also a published poet and her "Slug Creek Drive" and
"From Where I Stand" are from her heart and true stories she told in rhyme.
Dorothy was proud of her extensive collection of arrowheads and she had a story to tell
about each piece she found. Dorothy loved a good book and a good joke and she had a great
laugh. Dorothy was an incredible cook and would spend days getting ready for that perfect
Dorothy is survived by son Randy and wife Nancy Passey of Medford, Oregon, son Todd Passey
of Soda Springs Idaho, former husband Darrell Passey of Georgetown, Idaho, six
Grandchildren, Julie and husband Kevin Farrow, Dustin and wife Rani Passey and Adam and
wife Laurie Passey of Medford, Oregon; Tara Passey of Soda Springs, Idaho; Tanner Passey
and Trevor Passey of Boise, Idaho. Five Great Grandchildren, Taven and Koda Passey of
Medford, Oregon, Abbey and Dalacey Farrow of Medford, Oregon, Tayden Passey of Soda
Springs, and one sister Nadene Jensen of Grover, Wyoming. Her Mother and Father and seven
brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Dorothy will be truly missed by all her family
and friends. We love you, Mom.
Services will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Noon at the Hooper LDS Chapel in Soda
Springs. Family will meet with friends Friday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sims
Funeral Home and on Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the church prior to
services. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Soda Springs.
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