Doris Norine (Wahlund) Fridley passed away November 7 at Granada Rehab and Wellness Center in Eureka. She was 99 years young.
Doris was born to John and Norine (Etter) Wahlund on September 6, 1923 and lived her entire life between Frank Street and Ohio Street in Eureka. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Robert and her sister Marjorie (Wahlund) Baker.
Doris has three children, Claudia Lesnick of San Mateo, Stephen (Lynnette) of Fountain Hills, Arizona, and Kenny (Doreen) of McKinleyville. She has two granddaughters — Stephanie Lindeman of Litchfield Park, Arizona and Adrienne Livingston of Loleta — and three great-grandchildren, Alexis (Trent) Crouse, Curtis (Makenzie) Lindeman and Norine Lindeman. She’s also survived by her nieces Cindy (Dale) Stockly, Nancy (Bob) Steffen, Jeannie (Dale) Warmuth and Elizabeth Baker.
Doris is survived by many cousins having been born to the Wahlund (Walund) and Etter families in Eureka. She also has numerous nieces and nephews in the Fridley family.
Doris’ passions included taking great care of her family, gardening, sewing clubs with family and friends, cooking, and her love of cats. She probably walked the globe in miles around Eureka over her adult life feeding stray cats along the way with kibble in her pockets.
Many thanks from the family go out to the staff at Granada for their care and compassion for our mom. We also wish to thank Dr. Hahn for her constant support and care.
No funeral arrangements have been made at Doris’ request. Donations can be made to any of the local animal shelters or food banks in her name.
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